60 easy-to-follow circular walks in Cheshire

Sixty easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in Cheshire of all grades in Walk Grade Order


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Sixty easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in Cheshire of all grades in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch128 Gawsworth from Oakgrove

Gentle stroll to a historic house

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:66ft (20m)
Time:1½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 2 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch124 Holford Hall from Plumley

Farmland paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:118ft (36m)
Time:1½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall

A stroll along two famous canals

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:190ft (58m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch118 Dutton Locks from Acton Bridge

Canal towpaths & farmland

Vital Statistics:

Length:4ml (6.5km)
Ascent:233ft (71m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk ch139 The Weaver Navigation from Pickerings Lock

Canal towpaths & farmland

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:197ft (60m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk ch132 The Lymm Heritage Trail

Pleasant stroll through a historic village

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:204ft (62m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk ch184 The Trent and Mersey Canal and Anderton Boat Lift from Marbury Park Country Park

Fascinating Victorian engineering

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75mls (6km)
Ascent:253ft (77m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch253 Little Moreton Hall from Ackers Crossing

Quiet countryside

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:115ft (35m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch161 Great Budworth from Arley Hall

Historical village & church

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5mls (8.5km)
Ascent:158ft (48m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch177 Holford Hall and Royd Wood from Plumley

Farmland paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:164ft (50m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch267 The River Bollin from Prestbury

A gentle river side stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:4ml (6.5km)
Ascent:272ft (83m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch151 The Sandstone Trail and The Shropshire Union Canal from Tiverton

Canal towpath and field paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.5mls (5.5km)
Ascent:286ft (87m)
Time:1.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch115 North Rode from Bosley Locks

Lovely stroll down a 12 Canal Lock Staircase

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:341ft (104m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch241 Oakgrove via The Macclesfield Canal from Gurnett

Easy canal towpath walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:266ft (81m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch120 The Bridgewater Canal from Lymm

Gentle waterside stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:246ft (75m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch213 The Sandstone Trail and Higher Burwardsley from Beeston

Woodland and farmland walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75mls (7.5km)
Ascent:515ft (157m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch109 Great Budworth from Pickmere

Lovely church, village and lake

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:226ft (69m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch181 The Trent and Mersey Canal from Little Leigh

Delightful canal walk & quiet countryside

Vital Statistics:

Length:5mls (8km)
Ascent:338ft (103m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch140 Mottram Hall from Mottram St Andrew

Gentle country meanderings

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.75ml (9km)
Ascent:354ft (108m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch235 Newchurch Common from Whitegate

Woodland, Farmland & a dismantled railway

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:417ft (127m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch116 The Sandstone Trail and The Shropshire Union Canal from Tarpoley

Field path & a canal towpath

Vital Statistics:

Length:6mls (9.5km)
Ascent:295ft (90m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 22 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch121 Rostherne from Hoo Green

Quiet country lanes

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:370ft (110m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk ch123 Knolls Green and Lindow Moss from Lindow Common, Wilmslow

One of the few lowland heaths in NW England

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5ml (10.5km)
Ascent:167ft (51m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch141 Siddington Heath from Redes Mere

A pleasant stroll through rural farmland

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:197ft (60m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 25 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch102 Dunham Massey and The Bridgewater Canal from Lymm

Fine waterside walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.25ml (18km)
Ascent:213ft (65m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 26 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch122 Jenkin Chapel and Yearns Low from Lamaload Reservoir

Delightful country walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.5ml (5.5km)
Ascent:840ft (256m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 27 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch135 The Cloud (Bosley Cloud) from Timbersbrook

Stunning views after a gentle climb

Vital Statistics:

Length:4mls (6.5km)
Ascent:791ft (241m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 28 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch223 Tegg's Nose from Langley

Forest walking followed by fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:886ft (270m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 29 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch269 A Stroll around Lyme Park Country Park

In the footsteps of Pride and Prejudice

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5ml (7km)
Ascent:715ft (218m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 30 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch145 Mow Cop from Ackers Crossing

Quiet countryside and a castle/folly

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:689ft (215m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 31 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch134 The River Bollin, Styal Country Park and Quarry Bank Mill from Wilmslow

Lovely riverside path and historic mill

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (9km)
Ascent:499ft (152m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 32 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch129 Hangingstone Hill (Eddisbury Hill) from Barns Bridge Gates, Hatchmere

Superb views from Hangingstone Hill (Eddisbury Hill)

Vital Statistics:

Length:6mls (9.5km)
Ascent:479ft (146m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 33 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch193 The Bridgewater Canal and Hatton from Higher Walton

Quiet country fields & canal towpaths

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25mls (10km)
Ascent:400ft (122m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 34 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch148 Gawsworth Hall from North Rode

Gentle countryside and historic church & hall

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:404ft (123m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 35 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch250 Weaver Navigation from Acton Bridge

Canals & farmland

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:384ft (117m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 36 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch106 New Mills from Hale

Quiet farmland

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:453ft (138m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 37 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch189 Wettenhall from Church Minshull

Quiet country lanes

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25ml (13km)
Ascent:295ft (90m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 38 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch133 Goostrey, The Bongs, Boots Green and Peover Hall from Over Peover

Historic hall and church

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:358ft (109m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 39 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch136 Raw Head, Bickerton Hill and The Sandstone Trail from Duckington

Superb views of the Cheshire Plain

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5mls (10.5km)
Ascent:6ft (421m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ch226 Shutlingsloe from Wildboarclough

The 'Cheshire Matterhorn' - a short but stiff pull up to fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:1,175ft (358m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 41 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch153 Raw Head and The Sandstone Trail from Higher Burwardsley

Superb views of the Cheshire Plain

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5mls (8.5km)
Ascent:1,050ft (320m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ch266 The Macclesfield Canal and Lyme Park from Higher Poynton

Good views from a country park

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:824ft (251m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ch157 Shining Tor and Cats Tor from Lamaload Reservoir

Steady climb to great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,224ft (373m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 44 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch110 Helsby Hill and The Sandstone Trail from Frodsham

Fine views of the mersey estuary

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25mls (10km)
Ascent:1,254ft (382m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 45 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch155 Jenkin Chapel and Windgather Rocks from Pym Chair

Fine views from quiet country paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,451ft (442m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 46 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch170 Little Moreton Hall and Mow Cop from Ackers Crossing

Quiet countryside and a castle/folly

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:804ft (245m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ch252 Three Shires Head and Cheeks Hill from The Cat and Fiddle

The highest point in Staffordshire

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:1,090ft (332m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 48 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch310 West Parkgate, Sponds Hill and The Cage from Lyme Park Country Park

Superb Cheshire views & a Stately Home

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:1,201ft (366m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ch175 The Macclesfield Canal, Bosley Locks and North Rode from Gawsworth

Gentle countryside stroll and historic church and hall

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.25ml (15km)
Ascent:545ft (166m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk ch209 Three Shires Head from Wildboarclough

Easy moorland walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (11km)
Ascent:1,415ft (431m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again





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