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  • The Drum & Monkey, Alderley Edge
    • Wizard’s Well & Stormy Point (2¾ miles): Some of the highlights of Alderley Edge. GPX button
    • Exploring Alderley Edge (4¼ miles): A more complete exploration of Alderley Edge, with a return route via farmland. GPX button
    • Nether Alderley (6½ miles): A fine church, a historic watermill, and some lesser-known paths on Alderley Edge. GPX button
  • The White Lion, Alvanley
    • Alvanley stroll (2 miles): A pleasant stroll around the village and surrounding farmland, with wide views in all directions. 
    • Helsby Hill (3½ miles): A rewarding field and woodland walk to a local landmark with a commanding view over the Mersey estuary. 
    • Woodhouse and Helsby Hills (6½ miles): Two hillforts, mixed walking in farmland and woodland, and rocky outcrops with wide views. 
  • Hollin House Hotel, Bollington
    Please note: parking at Hollin House Hotel is for guests only, though there is ample roadside parking in Jackson Lane.
    • White Nancy (2¾ miles): Short but full of interest, this is a perfect evening stroll to Bollington’s most famous landmark. GPX button
    • Middlewood Way & Styperson Pool (4½/5½ miles): Mostly level walking, with an extension to a pretty wooded lake with fine views from the adjacent hills. GPX button
    • Tegg’s Nose & White Nancy (8½ miles): A rewarding walk to a local country park with superb views over the Cheshire Plain and Peak District. GPX button
  • The Egerton Arms, Broxton
    • Broxton Old Hall (2½ miles): Fantastic views over the Cheshire Plain and a sneaky peek at a grand Tudor mansion. 
    • Maiden Castle (5½ miles): A steady climb through heath and woodland to the Sandstone Trail and Maiden Castle, an Iron Age hillfort. 
    • Bickerton Hill and Raw Head (8¼ miles): An extended walk along the Sandstone Trail, giving fine views and including several highlights of the mid-Cheshire ridge. 
  • The Alvanley Arms, Cotebrook
    • Little Budworth Common (3¼ miles): Gentle green lanes to an attractive area of lowland heath and woodland, designated an SSSI. GPX button
    • Utkinton Hall (3¾ miles): Field paths over rolling Cheshire farmland, passing an attractive millpond and historic houses. GPX button
    • Eaton and Luddington Hill (4½ miles): Skirt the Shire Horse Centre to pretty Eaton, returning via a sunken quarryman’s way. GPX button
  • The Fox & Barrel, Cotebrook
    • Little Budworth Common (2½ miles): Gentle green lanes to an attractive area of lowland heath and woodland, designated an SSSI. GPX button
    • Utkinton Hall (4¼ miles): Field paths over rolling Cheshire farmland, passing an attractive millpond and historic houses. GPX button
    • Eaton and Luddington Hill (5½ miles): Walk to pretty Eaton, returning via a sunken quarryman’s way and a placid millpond. GPX button
  • The Fishpool Inn, Delamere
    • The Urchin’s Kitchen (1½ miles): A short woodland stroll visiting an interesting and atmospheric geological curiosity. 
    • Old Pale & Eddisbury Hillfort (3 miles): A rewarding walk with wide views and a visit to a well-preserved Iron Age fort. 
    • Primrose Hill & Utkinton (6¼ miles): A mixture of woodland and farmland walking, with good views and a visit to a pleasant Cheshire village (no pub). 
  • Netherton Hall, Frodsham
    • Overton Hill (2 miles): A pleasant woodland stroll to a nearby war memorial with fine views over the Mersey Estuary to Liverpool. 
    • Frodsham Marsh (4.6 miles): An interesting, level walk around the bird-rich lagoons and reed-beds of Frodsham Marsh – take your binoculars! 
    • Helsby Hill and Alvanley (6.6 miles): Two hillforts, mixed walking in farmland and woodland, and rocky outcrops with wide views. 
  • The Parr Arms, Grappenhall
    • Grappenhall stroll (1½ miles): An easy stroll around the picturesque village of Grappenhall, including woodland walks. 
    • Grappenhall Heys & The Dingle (4¼ miles): Easy walking through woodland and former parkland, with the picturesque valley of Lumb Brook as a highlight. 
    • Lymm & the Penny Ferry (7½ miles): Much of interest, including a visit to historic Lymm and an (optional) crossing of the historic Penny Ferry. 
  • The Hornsmill, Helsby
    • Dunham-on-the-Hill & Hapsford (4¼ miles): Explore two interesting villages full of historic buildings. 
    • Helsby Hill (6 miles): Experience superb views, intriguing industrial relics and a pleasant return through rolling Cheshire countryside. 
  • The Red Lion, High Lane
    • Jackson’s Brickworks (2½ miles): A surprisingly varied route visiting a former industrial site now converted to a popular nature reserve, and sampling both the Macclesfield Canal and Middlewood Way. 
    • Two Canal Walk (4¼ miles): Sample both the Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals, returning via Disley Golf Course. 
    • Lyme Park (5¼ miles): Lyme Park is administered by the National Trust. The grounds are free to enter on foot, but a fee must be paid to enter the house. 
  • The Pheasant Inn, Higher Burwardsley
    • Waste Hill (2 miles): A short but satisfying walk featuring good views, quiet lanes and tracks, and sunlight-dappled woodland. 
    • Bulkeley Hill (3¼ miles): Enjoyable farmland and woodland walking with superb views over the Peckforton Hills and the Cheshire Plain. 
    • Beeston Castle (4¾ miles): A fine scenic walk with views of two castles, one an authentic medieval fortification, the other a Victorian country house now used for weddings and conferences. 
  • The Hanging Gate, Higher Sutton
    • Rossendale Brook (2¼ miles): A streamside and farmland stroll with fine views to Sutton Common.  
    • Kinderfields Edge (2¾ miles): A walk through sheep pastures with wide views and sturdy stone-built hillfarms.  
    • Macclesfield Forest & Shutlingsloe (6½ miles): An invigorating climb to a notable summit with glorious forest and moorland views (no dogs).  
  • The Ryles Arms, Higher Sutton
    • Gritstone stroll (1½ miles): A fairly easy stroll up the hill behind the pub, offering good views to Tegg’s Nose and Sutton Common. 
    • Sutton Common (4½ miles): After a pleasant streamside ramble, the effort of climbing to the TV mast is rewarded by a scenic ridge walk. 
    • Langley and Tegg’s Nose (6½ miles): Featuring rolling hills, wooded reservoirs and an optional climb to a viewpoint with geological and industrial interest.  
  • The Royal Oak, Kelsall
    • Shay Lane and Kelsall (3 miles): A short farmland walk featuring a pretty green lane and extensive views to Liverpool and the Clwydian mountains, and an exploration of Kelsall village. 
    • Little Switzerland (3½ miles): A scenic walk featuring wide views over Kelsall and beyond, and a pretty wooded valley. 
    • Old Pale and the Urchin’s Kitchen (5½ miles): An extended farmland and woodland walk along the Sandstone Trail, with fine views over seven counties! 
  • The Red Lion, Little Budworth
    • Budworth Pool (2¼ miles): Follow tracks and green lanes through village and countryside to an attractive lake. GPX button
    • Little Budworth Common (2¾ miles): Explore a local country park, a rare area of lowland heathland designated as an SSSI. GPX button
    • Oulton Park (6¼ miles): Passing Budworth Pool and Little Budworth Common, returning via a park circuit. GPX button
  • The Leigh Arms, Little Leigh
    • River and canal stroll (2¼ miles): A simple and pleasant stroll beside the River Weaver, returning along the Trent & Mersey Canal. 
    • Little Leigh and Saltersford (4½ miles): A varied walk by way of village, canal tunnel, capacious locks and quiet riverside fields. 
    • Dutton Viaduct & the Weaver (4¾ miles): A walk through rolling countryside to an impressive viaduct with a straightforward riverside return. 
  • The Crown, Lymm
    • Lymm Dam (2¼ miles): An easy stroll round Lymm’s best-known beauty spot, plus a visit to the historic village centre. 
    • Two Canals Walk (4½ miles): Varied rural walking including contrasting sections of canals that are among England’s youngest and oldest. 
    • Penny Ferry & Grappenhall (7½ miles): Much of interest, including an (optional) crossing of the historic Penny Ferry and a visit to pretty Grappenhall. 
  • The Jolly Thesher, Lymm
    • Bridgewater Canal (3 miles): An easy stroll through fields and woods and along the canal towpath.  
    • Lymm and the Dam (5¼ miles): An extended stroll through historic Lymm and round its picturesque wooded lake.  
    • Dunham Massey (6½ miles): Visit a magnificent deer park and stately home, with peaceful canalside interludes.  
    • Trans-Pennine Trail (16 miles): A fairly level bike ride along a converted railway, bridleways and quiet country lanes.  
  • The Flowerpot, Macclesfield
    • South Park (2 miles): An easy and surprisingly green urban and parkland walk from the front door – suitable for pushchairs. GPX button
    • Redesmere & Capesthorne Hall (3¼ miles): Fifteen minutes’ drive away, walk beside beautiful lakes, with thatched cottages and a fine country house. GPX button
    • Gawsworth & Danes Moss (5 miles): Five minutes’ drive to a fascinating village, with a mossland nature reserve and gentle canal scenery. GPX button
  • The Hare and Hounds, Marple
    • Chadkirk Chapel (2 miles): A level walk full of interest, visiting a historic chapel, a holy well and a stretch of the River Goyt. 
    • Goyt Hall and Chadkirk (3¾ miles): Along the Goyt to a historic half-timbered farmhouse, returning via the Peak Forest Canal and Chadkirk.  
    • River Goyt & Marple Aqueduct (7¾ miles): A rewarding walk along varied waterways, featuring historic buildings and striking canal architecture.  
  • Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Course, Mellor
    For directions by car, please see www.walksfromthedoor.co.uk/mellorgolf_directions
    • Mellor Church (1½ miles): Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor. 
    • Peak Forest Canal (3½ miles): Featuring a peaceful stretch of the Peak Forest Canal and the historic ‘Roman Bridge’ over the River Goyt. 
    • Roman Lakes and Mellor Cross (4½ miles): Varied walking in the Goyt valley, plus a visit to Mellor Cross, with views to Kinder Scout and the Cheshire Plain. 
  • Mellor March, Mellor
    The Mellor March is an annual charity walk, starting from the Royal Oak in Mellor, held in May each year. See website for details.
    • The Mellor March (9¾ miles): An energetic charity walk through pretty valleys, stone-built villages and airy hillsides. Various hostelries en route. The Rowarth Loop, visiting the enigmatic Robin Hood's Picking Rods, extends the walk to 11 miles. 
  • The Oddfellows, Mellor
    • Mellor stroll (2 miles): Visit the intriguing ridge-top church of St Thomas the Apostle, and explore the stream-side village of Mellor.  
    • Brook Bottom and Mill Brow (4 miles): Fine views, attractive stone-built hamlets and a pleasant stream-side interlude.  
    • Roman Lakes and Cobden Edge (5 miles): Superb views, bird-rich lakes, historic buildings and a bracing climb to a hilltop cross amid gritstone quarries.  
  • The Plough and Flail, Mobberley
    • Saltersley Hall and Rossmere (2¾ miles): Historic farmhouses, a picturesque lake and wildlife-rich woodland and peatland. 
    • Graveyard Lane (3 miles): Farmland walking along tracks and field paths, returning via Saltersley Hall and an area of heathery peatland. 
    • Rossmere & Lindow Common (5¼ miles): An interesting, level walk around the peatlands and heathlands of Lindow Moss, passing two attractive lakes. 
  • The Goshawk, Mouldsworth
    • Mouldsworth circular (2¼ miles): An easy stroll along quiet lanes and footpaths. 
    • Brine’s Brow (4 miles): Fields and wooded stream valleys on the fringes of Delamere Forest.  
    • Swinford Mill & Manley Old Hall (6 miles): Historic buildings and low-lying meadows.  
    • Delamere Forest (9½ miles): A mountain-bike route through the woods with an alternative start at Linmere Lodge. 
  • The Boat House, Parkgate
    • Parkgate stroll (2 miles): Enjoy views over the Dee marshes, sample the Wirral Way, and explore Parkgate village.  
    • Gayton and Parkgate (4 miles): Estuary-side walking and a pleasant hillside return with good views.  
    • Wirral Way and the Old Quays (4½ miles): Echoes of the past with former railway lines and disused quaysides alongside the Dee.  
    • Deeside circular (cycle route) (19 miles): A partly traffic-free route on former railway lines, estuarine cycle-paths and quiet lanes.  
  • The Red Lion, Pickmere
    • Pick Mere (2½ miles): An easy, scenic stroll around a popular lake 
    • Holford Hall & Plumley (5 miles): A level stroll featuring points of interest old and new. 
    • Arley Hall & Great Budworth (8¾ miles): A lengthy walk to a country house and delightful village. 
  • The Smoker, Plumley
    • Holford Hall (2.4 miles): An easy stroll visiting a historic house and the site of a former watermill. 
    • Tabley Estate and Holford Moss (6.2 miles): Skirting Tabley Hall to the birch woodland of Holford Moss and its intriguing brine wells and lime beds. 
    • Pickmere (4.4 or 6.3 miles): An impressive radio telescope and an optional circuit of the beautiful lake at Pickmere. 
  • The Legh Arms, Prestbury
    • River Bollin (1 or 3 miles): Village, riverside and woodland walking with a historic church and a dog-friendly short-cut. GPX button
    • Legh Hall (4¼ miles): Riverside walking with a variety of historic buildings and pleasant farmland views. GPX button
    • Alderley Edge (8¼ miles): Fine views and supernatural associations. GPX button
  • The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, Pulford
    • Pulford and Lavister (1½ miles): A short stroll round two villages, one in England and one in Wales. 
    • Poulton and Pulford Brook (4½ miles): A pleasant and undemanding walk through the low-lying meadows of the Dee Valley. 
    • Poulton and the River Alyn (6½ miles): A peaceful walk in the low-lying Dee valley using a mix of farm tracks, quiet country lanes and field paths, including a pleasant stretch along the River Alyn. 
  • Harrop Fold Farm, Rainow
    Please note: vehicular access to Harrop Fold Farm is strictly for residents only. Non-residents should begin these routes elsewhere.
    • Harrop Valley (2¾ miles): A gentle exploration of a delightful wooded valley with plenty of scope for varying the distance. 
    • To the Swan at Kettleshulme (5½ miles): A hilly walk over a scenic ridge to a pretty Cheshire village and its pub. 
    • Sponds Hill and Lyme Park (7 miles): An energetic walk through the deer park of one of Cheshire’s finest stately homes (closes 6pm).  
  • The Bleeding Wolf, Scholar Green
    • Lawton Hall (2 miles): A wooded stroll with a visit to a rewarding church, passing a stately home (private) and some interesting remnants of its estate. 
    • Two Canals Walk (3 or 4 miles): Locks, bridges and aqueducts on the Trent & Mersey and Macclesfield Canals (with an optional 1-mile extension to their junction). 
    • Mow Cop (5½ miles): Field and quarry paths up to the famous folly, with superb views in all directions, and a pleasant canalside return. 
  • The Swettenham Arms, Swettenham
    • Swettenham Brook (1¾ miles): Explore our intimate local valley. GPX button
    • Brereton Heath (3½ miles): A straightforward there-and-back walk to a local lake, heathland and woodland country park. GPX button
    • Twemlow and the Dane Valley (6¼ miles): A longer walk with historic buildings en route and lovely riverside views on the return. GPX button
  • The Rising Sun, Tarporley
    • Sandstone Trail (2½ miles): A taste of the Sandstone Trail long-distance path with distant views of Beeston Castle. 
    • Eaton (4½ miles): Field and golf-course walking to a pretty village. 
    • Tiverton (5½ miles): Field paths and canalside walking with views of Beeston Castle. 
  • The Stamford Bridge Inn, Tarvin
    • Great Barrow circular (2¾ miles): Stroll through watermeadows and along a hollow way to a ridge-top village, returning via Watling Street.  
    • Tarvin and the Roman Bridges (5½ miles): Historic features and old buildings abound on this meadow and riverside walk.  
    • Great Barrow and Plemstall (6½ miles): Two contrasting villages, one on a hilltop and the other in the lonely valley of the River Gowy.  
  • The Bears Paw, Warmingham
    • Warmingham circular (2 miles): A short farmland walk offering views over the village, and a pleasant stretch alongside the River Wheelock. 
    • The Moat and Watch Lane Flash (4 miles): An interesting walk that visits several of the Sandbach Flashes, a series of intriguing lakes formed by subsidence after salt extraction. 
    • Sandbach Flashes and the River Wheelock (6 miles): An extended walk visiting many of the Sandbach Flashes and including sections along the Trent and Mersey Canal and River Wheelock. 
  • The Hanging Gate, Weaverham
    • Weaverham stroll (2.9 miles): A pleasant stroll around the village including a riverside section within a Community Woodland. 
    • Acton Bridge (3.5 miles): A walk along field-paths to a neighbouring village, with views over the Weaver valley. 
    • Dutton Locks & the Weaver (8 miles): Varied walking through rolling countryside with a scenic stretch along the Weaver Navigation. 
  • The Cheshire Cheese, Wheelock
    • Wheelock Rail Trail and the Trent & Mersey Canal (1¼ miles): An easy stroll that packs a lot into its short distance. 
    • River Wheelock and the Trent & Mersey (3¼ miles): Two contrasting waterways lead you through pleasant Cheshire countryside. 
    • Sandbach Crosses, River Wheelock and the Trent & Mersey (5¼ miles): A historic town centre, pretty stream valleys and an easy canalside return. 
  • The Swan Inn, Wybunbury
    • Wynbunbury Moss (1¾ miles): Stroll round a National Nature Reserve, featuring a rare bog habitat known as a schwingmoor. 
    • Hough Common and Lea Hall (4½ miles): A farmland stroll to a historic house. 
    • Dagfields and the Weaver (7¼ or 8¼ miles): A field walk to a popular local craft centre, continuing via the valley of the River Weaver.