List of recreational walks in Cheshire

This is a list of recreational walks in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. The list includes walks that are wholly inside Cheshire and also those that pass through to another county. The walks are generally through countryside on a variety of trails and footpaths. Small walks of local interest only are not included. There are 1,864 miles[1] (3,000 km) of public rights of way in Cheshire, England.

List of walking trails in CheshireEdit

Name Image Route Length Notes Refs
Baker Way   Chester to Delamere Forest 13 miles (19km) Starts at Chester railway station and finishes at Delamere railway station
Bishop Bennet Way   Beeston to Wirswall 34 miles (55 km)
Bollin Valley Way Macclesfield to Partington 25 miles (40km) Follows the River Bollin [2]
Cheshire Ring   Dukinfield and Marple 97-mile (156 km) Circular walk alongside six canals
Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk   Crewe and Nantwich 29 miles (47km) A circular walk around the two towns [3]
Dane Valley Way   Buxton to Northwich 48 miles


Between Derbyshire and Cheshire partly along the River Dane [4]
Delamere Way   Frodsham to Stockton Heath 21 miles (33 km) Goes via Delamere Forest
Eddisbury Way   Frodsham to Burwardsley 16 miles (26 km) Links up with the Sandstone Trail
Goyt Way   Etherow Country Park to Whaley Bridge 10 miles (16 km) Links up with Midshires Way
Great English Walk Chepstow to Berwick-upon-Tweed 583 miles (938 km) Passes through Cheshire between the Shropshire border at Grindley Brook and the Staffordshire border near Congleton [5]
Gritstone Trail   Disley to Kidsgrove, Staffordshire 35 miles (56 km) Passes through Teggs Nose Country Park
Ladybrook Valley Interest Trail Disley to Cheadle 12 miles (20km) Finishes at the National Trust's Lyme Park [6]
Longster Trail   Helsby Hill to Chester 10 miles (16 km)
Maelor Way   Bronygarth to Whitchurch 24 miles (39 km) Finishes in Shropshire
Marches Way   Chester railway station to Cardiff 200 miles (320 km) Initially following the River Dee to Farndon, then passing through the border counties
Middlewood Way   Macclesfield to Marple 10 miles (16 km)
Midshires Way Bledlow, Buckinghamshire, to Stockport 230 miles (370 km)
North Cheshire Way   Hooton to Disley 71 miles (114 km) Linking the Wirral Way, Sandstone Trail and Gritstone Trail
Peak District Boundary Walk   Buxton circular 190 miles (310 km) The Cheshire section is between the Dane Valley near Wincle and past Lyme Park towards Whaley Bridge
Salter's Way Rudheath (near Northwich) to Jenkin Chapel, Rainow 25 miles (40 km) [7]
Sandstone Trail   Frodsham to Whitchurch, Shropshire 34 miles (55 km)
South Cheshire Way   Grindley Brook to Mow Cop 32 miles (51 km) Can be used as a link between the Sandstone Trail and the Gritstone Trail
Trans Pennine Trail   Southport to Hornsea 207 miles (333 km) From Yorkshire to Merseyside passing through Widnes
Two Saints Way Chester to Lichfield 92 miles
Weaver Way Frodsham to Audlem 40 miles (65 km) Via the River Weaver, the Trent and Mersey Canal and Shropshire Union Canal [8]
Wirral Way   Wirral A circular trail around the Wirral Peninsula taking in part of West Cheshire and Hadlow Road railway station

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Public Rights of Way". Cheshire County Council. Archived from the original on 8 May 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2007.
  2. ^ "Bollin Valley Way".
  3. ^ "Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk Home". Cheshire County Council. Archived from the original on 29 August 2008.
  4. ^ "Dane Valley Way - LDWA Long Distance Paths".
  5. ^ "Great English Walk - LDWA Long Distance Paths".
  6. ^ "Ladybrook Valley Interest Trail - LDWA Long Distance Paths".
  7. ^ "Salter's Way - LDWA Long Distance Paths".
  8. ^ "Weaver Way (Cheshire) - LDWA Long Distance Paths".

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