Cheshire is a great county to explore on foot. Rocky ridges and broad river valleys form natural routes, while the network of over 3000km of footpaths and other public rights of way encourage you to discover quiet corners of the countryside.
Visit the Discover Cheshire website for details of walking routes around the county and maps you can download at home to take with you.
Look at our Engineering Service pages for information on the health benefits of walking.
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Sample the variety of Cheshire with A Walker's Cheshire, a selection of six circular walks around the county, ranging from a gentle stroll along Parkgate Promenade to a trek around the rugged heights of Raw Head. The walks are between 5 and 10km long, with details of local attractions and refreshment stops
Discover the attractive countryside around Crewe and Nantwich on Pathways within Reach, a 45km walk split into three easy stages, or try one of the shorter, circular walks around Nantwich and Acton, Haslington or Wynbunbury. All the walks are accessible by public transport.
Explore the heart of Cheshire on the Vale Royal Round, a 55km circular route devised by local mountaineer Ron Astley. The walk links many of the open spaces and places of interest in the local area and can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace over two or three days.
Stride out along the ridge on the Sandstone Trail, a wonderful 55km walk from Frodsham to Whitchurch with tremendous views over Cheshire and beyond. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Cheshire's hill country on the Gritstone Trail, a more challenging 56km walk from Disley to Kidsgrove. Both Trails start and finish at railway stations. Contact 01606 541 801 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many other walks in Cheshire, devised by individuals and organisations, and also a number of short walks around Cheshire's country parks - see Out and About for details.