Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Cheshire with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

4 days ago

nice little walk good views

Interesting walk through the forest and onto the moors up to Shutlingsloe. Windy on some exposed parts but relatively easy route. We had a fun afternoon with our 9 month old daughter.

10 days ago

Very busy walk. Water front isn’t pretty. Easy to do though.

Lovely sunny day out. The white trail is a nice steady easy ride out. Loades of parking and a cafe with toilets.

great views, windy up there but well worth the little hike up the big steps.

trail was nice , with people riding horses , but a bit busy .

16 days ago

really good walk with amazing views

I've done this many times and is a different walk every time due to the weather. it is easy enough but walking back up the packhorse track at the end is a killer but well worth the achievement when you get back to the top

30 days ago

I went here today for the first time. I got lost first time as there was a sign to say turn right but and arrow facing left. I so went right and turned out it was left after all.

Some of the path is under construction but you can navigate a different way if you continue further up the road.

I took the dogs who loved it there and it’s safe for them, I put them on the lead at the top Incase of steep cliffs.

Great 360 view at the top well worth the walk and it’s a nice down hill walk on your way back.

I’d defiantly go again. The only down side for me was it was a bit busy with other dog walkers. So if you like exploring undisturbed maybe it’s not the place for you.

Blustery day great walk. Quite steep to get to the top, some of the steps are really high but manageable.
Dogs must be on a lead which makes climbing up harder.

1 month ago

Fantastic trail, easily signposted with amazing views from the top. Steep steps to begin with but can be avoided as notified at the top of the stairs from the car park.

1 month ago

A great walk. Good parking and clear signs to path. Highly recommended!

1 month ago

Great for a short walk..can be done in less than an hour or a slow meander in 1 to 2 hours.

1 month ago

Decent walk with great tall trees and a calm lake. But this is far far from lightly trafficked, it was packed with people, dogs, bikes, everything.

7 months ago

We were looking for something to get us out for a couple of hours and this seemed to fit the bill. We sat-navved the start point and four a parking space quite easily. We headed clockwise around the loop, heading up the slight sloped path past the stunning waterfall (I wish I had one in my garden) then into the fields. We are very much novices and I was concerned that we would struggle to navigate the route, but any worries went as we headed through the sheep on a path that left no doubt which way to go.
There are gentle up and downs then you get to the road section which you follow round and up to war memorial, we stopped here for a coffee that we had with us, then it’s up a little further until you take a right between some houses. Not to long then until you hit the steepest part of the walk. You head diagonally across a meadow to the top of the hill. You’re welcomed with a great view of Macclesfield to one side and Manchester in the distance to the right. You then can look to the right and se were you have been. Great views.
You can also see that if you choose not to climb the hill, you could follow the path in the valley to complete the loop.
We followed the path to white Nancy then down a steep slope. You’ll come across a path which some, like us, would wander which way to go. Go across the path down the side of the field and back into the village.
For a first timer we chose well. Very enjoyable

8 months ago

Lovely views from the top on a clear day

on White Nancy Loop

Monday, February 05, 2018

I just downloaded the app. This was my first walk with my dog after recovering from flu. I Chose a really easy one to ease myself back into it.
I parked on a street as the car park was being developed. I went clockwise around from the car up past an old mill and through fields until I reached Rainow. The path was easy to follow as it was mostly paved with .old flags. The countryside was rolling and there were some streams and a waterfall which were quite full due to recent rain & snow.
On reaching Rainow you join the main road through the village past an old church up Tower Hill before cutting back along a bridle path past the site of Cow Lane (Tower Hill) Mill an old cotton mill that was last used 1907 and only a few remains are left. This bit of the walk was very boggy and I ended up on my backside a couple of times.
Through a gate and the path went to the left up a steep hill, this was the most testing bit of the walk probably not helped by my recent flu. Fortunately a nice flat rock at the top by the gate made a good place to sit & eat lunch. Views were good across snow capped tops.
Just a bit higher up & suddenly you reach the highest point & have the Cheshire Plain mapped out in front of you. On a clear day you can see for miles.
Through a gate turn right and follow the stone wall to another gate that when you go through & turn right there is White Nancy ahead, such a good way to near the end of your walk. A quick photo & then down a steep slope that has helpfully been laid with stone steps. Makes the descent much easier to navigate.
At this point I think I took a slightly wrong turn but it only added a little to the overall walk.
Very pleased with myself for using the app & navigating the walk.. It took a lot of battery life but I had taken a back up charger. If I am going to use it a lot I would certainly invest in the pro version which enables you to download the information.
I would certainly recommend this app.

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