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Footsteps Through Cheshire

It’s the start of the summer, and what better time than to soak up the scenery of Cheshire and go on one of the many walks that this beautiful county has to offer? We’ve picked our top three rambles to take in the glory of the Cheshire countryside…

Cheshire has walks to suit all ages and abilities, but if you’re feeling particularly motivated the Sandstone Trail is worth a try: one of the most popular long distance walks in the North West.  The trail looks out over the beautiful scene of the Cheshire plain and it has recently been extended, so that you can now walk into the towns of Frodsham and Whitchurch for a well-deserved tea break!

For a more challenging walk why not sample the stunning views of Cheshire’s Peak District on the Gritstone Trail.  There are three sections of the walk which can each easily be walked in a day.  The trail itself stretches from all the way from Disley to Kidsgrove and features the parkland landscape of the stunning Lyme Park, which has its own claim to fame: did you know that it was used in the filming of Pride and Prejudice?  Along the way, you’ll find plenty of pubs, cafes and shops so you can be sure you’re well-rested before you continue your adventure.

For a challenging but rewarding adventure, the walk to White Nancy above Bollington is accompanied by rolling hills and small pockets of woodland.  White Nancy is a historic (although admittedly, a little odd looking!) landmark that sits on the far northern tip of the Saddle of Kerridge.  She was built by the local Gaskell family in 1820 to commemorate the victory at the Battle of Waterloo.  On a clear day, there will be views across Macclesfield and the Cheshire Plain to the Mersey Estuary and the outline of the Pennines towards the North.

If these walks are making you want to pull on your walking boots and head outdoors, perhaps it’s time to take the right path (pun very much intended) and move to Cheshire!