Free Walk Leaflets

Please find below links to a number of popular walk leaflets provided by Cheshire East Council Ranger Service and the Public Rights of Way Team that you are free to download and print off.

We recommend that these leaflets are printed in colour to ensure that the included maps are as clear as possible. Due to the age of a number of these leaflets, it has not been possible, as of yet, to make them fully accessible. Should you require assistance to access the information contained the PDF documents, please contact the web team who will endeavour to provide assistance.

 

Walks for All in Cheshire East

Walks for All leaflet front coverSteps and stiles can be a problem for many of us, so why not take a walk where you won’t encounter any? Ten routes of varying lengths are suggested here to give you a flavour of the Cheshire East countryside. Explore, take healthy exercise and enjoy a sense of wellbeing from being outdoors!

This leaflet contains a selection of walks for all abilities, including those with pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.  This leaflet has been revised and updated for autumn 2013. 

Download: Walks for All leaflet (PDF, 6MB)  This document can be viewed with screen reader technology, but  if you need help or require it in a different format please contact the web team.

 

Rail Walks in Knutsford and surrounding villages

Knutsford Rail WalksChoose one of the walks in the Rail Walks leaflet and leave the car behind.  Prepared by Knutsford Local Area Partnership and the Mid Cheshire Rail Users’ Association, the leaflet offers 5 circular routes from local railway stations: Plumley, Ashley, Knutsford, Mobberley and Chelford – and all routes include a pub for a refreshment stop!

This leaflet is a new edition containing updated maps, directions and information.  The Ashley Rail Trail and the Chelford Village Walk routes within this leaflet are now free from stiles, making the paths easier for all.

Download: Knutsford Rail Walks (PDF, 1.1MB) Please note this PDF is not accessible to screen reader technology, if you require it in a different format please contact the web team.

 

Nantwich Riverside Loop

Nantiwich Riverside Loop Leaflet coverWalkers can stretch their legs on the pleasant Nantwich Riverside Loop walk and enjoy getting to know the countryside within such easy reach of Nantwich town centre.   The Loop follows a 5km (3 mile) circular route alongside the River Weaver, across the fields to the canal, up to the aqueduct and then back to town via the historic Welsh Row.

Download: Nantwich Riverside Loop leaflet (PDF, 2.50MB)

 

 

 

Ranger Service Circular Walks

These circular walks are of various lengths and difficulties and range from a gentle stroll along the Middlewood Way through to a six mile hill walk up into Lyme Park and beyond.

The walks depart from 2 locations within Cheshire East:

We recommend that these leaflets are printed in colour to ensure that the included maps are as clear as possible.

8 Circular Walks from Nelson Pit Visitors Centre

All the walks below depart from and return to the Rangers Visitors Centre - Nelson Pit in Higher Poynton.  Directions to the visitors centre are as follows: From the main lights in Poynton, go up Park Lane, after 1km fork left down Middlewood Road (signposted Davenport Golf Club). Take first right (brown sign for Nelson Pit). Centre is opposite the Boar’s Head pub. (Map ref: SJ 945833). If you are using satellite navigation, the nearest postcode is SK12 1TH. See a Google Map of Nelson Pit.

Walk 1 from Nelson Pit Visitors Centre



Icon for Nelson Pit Walk 1Distance: About 3 miles
Time: About 1hour 30 minutes
Terrain: Easy
Route: Macclesfield Canal, Middlewood Station,
Jacksons’ Brickworks and Middlewood Way
Download: Nelson Pit Walk Leaflet 1 (PDF, 310KB)

 

Walk 2 from Nelson Pit Visitors Centre

Icon for Nelson Pit Walk 2
Distance: About 4.5 miles (please note that the distance is overstated in the leaflet)
Time: About 2hour 30 minutes
Terrain: Some uphill sections
Route: Lyme Park, The Cage, Middlecale Wood
and Middlewood Way
Download: Nelson Pit Walk Leaflet 2 (PDF, 281KB)

 

Walk 3 from Nelson Pit Visitors Centre

Icon for Nelson Pit Walk 3
Distance:
About 4 miles
Time: About 1hour 40 minutes
Terrain: Easy
Route: Macclesfield Canal, Hagg Farm,
Poynton Coppice and Anson Road
Download: Nelson Pit Walk Leaflet 3 (PDF, 343KB)

 

Walk 4 from Nelson Pit Visitors Centre

Icon for Nelson Pit Walk 4


Distance:
About 2 miles
Time: About 1hour 10 minutes
Terrain: Easy
Route: Macclesfield Canal, Lyme View Marina,
and Middlewood Way
Download: Nelson Pit Walk Leaflet 4 (PDF, 666KB)

 

Walk 5 from Nelson Pit Visitors Centre

Icon for Nelson Pit Walk 5


Distance:
About 3 miles
Time: About 1hour 30 minutes
Terrain: Moderate
Route: Middlewood Way, Poynton Coppice,
Poynton Brook and Macclesfield Canal
Download: Nelson Pit Walk Leaflet 5 (PDF, 1,459KB)

 

Walk 6 from Nelson Pit Visitors Centre

Icon for Nelson Pit Walk 6


Distance:
About 3-4 miles
Time: About 2 hours
Terrain: Moderate
Route: Macclesfield Canal, Platt Wood Farm,
Lyme Park and Haresteads Farm
Download: Nelson Pit Walk Leaflet 6 (PDF, 1,287KB)

 

Walk 7 from Nelson Pit Visitors Centre

Icon for Nelson Pit Walk 7


Distance:
About 6 miles
Time: About 3 hours
Terrain: Strenuous in parts
Route: Macclesfield Canal, Lyme Park, Gritstone
Trail, Bowstones, Lyme Hall
and Mount Vernon Wharf
Download: Nelson Pit Walk Leaflet 7 (PDF, 489KB)

Walk 8 from Nelson Pit Visitors Centre

Icon for Nelson Pit Walk 8

Distance: About 2.5 miles
Time: About 1hour 15 minutes
Terrain: Easy
Route: Middlewood Way, Middlewood Station,
and Macclesfield Canal
Download: Nelson Pit Walk Leaflet 8 (PDF, 646KB)

 

4 Circular Walks from Adlington Road Car Park, Bollington

All the walks below depart from and return to the Rangers Office - Adlington Road Car Park in Bollington.  Directions to the car park are as follows: From A523 follow signs into Bollington. After 2km, the road goes under the old railway viaduct. 75m past here, turn left at the Dog and Partridge pub. Car park is 100m on left (Map ref: SJ 930781). See a Google Map of Adlington Road.

Walk 1 from Adlington Road Car Park, Bollington


Icon for Bollington Walk 1 Leaflet

Distance: About 1.5 miles
Time: About 40 minutes
Terrain: Easy - The canal towpath can be muddy
Route: Rangers Office, Macclesfield Canal,
Holehouse Lane, Middlewood Way
Download: Bollington Walk Leaflet 1 (PDF, 280KB)

 

Walk 2 from Adlington Road Car Park, Bollington

Icon for Bollington Walk 2

Distance: About 3.5 miles
Time: About 1 hour 30 minutes
Terrain: Easy - Steep climb at the start
Route: Rangers Office, Middlewood Way, Macclesfield
Canal, Tinkers Clough, Adelphi Mill
Download: Bollington Walk Leaflet 2 (PDF, 218KB)

 

Walk 3 from Adlington Road Car Park, Bollington

Icon for Bollington Walk 3

Distance: About 5 miles
Time: About 2 hours 30 minutes
Terrain: Moderate - Some hillwalking
Route: Rangers Office, Macclesfield Canal, Kerridge,
White Nancy, Kerridge Hill, ‘Rally Road’, Middlewood
Way
Download: Bollington Walk Leaflet 3 (PDF, 445KB)

 

Walk 4 from Adlington Road Car Park, Bollington


Icon for Bollington Walk 4

Distance: About 5 miles
Time: About 2 hours 30 minutes
Terrain: Moderate
Route: Rangers Office, Middlewood Way, Bartons
Clough, Sugar Lane, Long Lane, Macclesfield
Canal
Download: Bollington Walk Leaflet 4 (PDF, 491KB)

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