10 walks in and around the Cheshire Peak District

Landscape near Wildboarclough

Landscape near Wildboarclough - Credit: Keith Cartert

A collection of walks in and around the Cheshire section of the Peak District National Park.

View from Tegg's Nose

View from Tegg's Nose - Credit: Archant

Tegg's Nose Country Park
From Tegg's Nose, you can survey not just the Cheshire Plain, with Jodrell Bank standing proudly in the middle distance and the Welsh mountains on the horizon, but also the hills undulating towards the Macclesfield Forest.
Tegg's Nose walk

View from the Black Rocks

View from the Black Rocks - Credit: Archant


Disley and the Black Rocks
Take in some awesome views over the Cheshire Plain from White Nancy at Kerridge and Tegg's Nose Country Park.
Disley walk

Panniers Pool

Panniers Pool - Credit: Archant


Wildboarclough and Macclesfield Forest
This part of the Peak District is famous for landmarks such as the Cat and Fiddle Inn and Three Shires Head. This four mile walk between Wildboarclough and Macclesfield Forest takes in part of the River Dane.
Wildboarclough walk

Dane Valley Way beside the old canal

Dane Valley Way beside the old canal - Credit: Archant

Wincle
This walk is close to the Staffordshire border and is a great detour for those visiting Congleton or Macclesfield.
Wincle walk

The path to Shining Tor

The path to Shining Tor - Credit: Archant


Shining Tor and Errwood Reservoir
Head for the highest point in Cheshire, enjoying some panoramic natural beauty and a ruined mansion.
Shining Tor walk

Shutlingsloe

Shutlingsloe - Credit: Keith Cartert

Shutlingsloe
Head to the summit of Cheshire's third highest peak starting out from Wildboarclough and taking in views of Macclesfield Forest.
Shutlingsloe walk

The view from Moorside Lane, near Pott Shrigley

The view from Moorside Lane, near Pott Shrigley - Credit: Archant

Bollington and Pott Shrigley
A walk that begins and ends in Bollington that takes in parts of the Macclesfield Canal and the pretty village of Pott Shrigley.
Bollington walk

Hollinwood Lane, en route to the Peak Forest Canal

Hollinwood Lane, en route to the Peak Forest Canal - Credit: Archant


Peak Forest Canal and Marple Bridge
This walk takes us along the Peak Forest Canal and beside the River Goyt in Marple.
Peak Forest Canal walk

Windgather Rocks by Jacqueline Hesketh

Windgather Rocks by Jacqueline Hesketh - Credit: Archant

Kettleshulme
Start out on the moors at Pym Chair, take in the Windgather Rocks and enjoy fine views of Shining Tor.
Kettleshulme walk

Lyme Hall, seen from the path leading to The Cage.

Lyme Hall, seen from the path leading to The Cage. - Credit: Archant


Higher Poynton and Lyme Park
Start out from the Nelson Pit Visitor Centre in Higher Poynton, and explore the historic grounds of Lyme Park.
Lyme Park walk

All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.