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Guided walks

The walk routes presented here follow many different rights-of-way: quiet lanes, way-marked trails, bridleways, concessionary paths and public footpaths. Each walk follows a circular route (starting and finishing at the same point). The walk selection presented here has a range of distances and difficulty levels, so hopefully you’ll find a walk to suit.

Rainow to Ingersley and Rainowlow 2.5 miles (4.0 km) Easy to Medium
Pott Shrigley to Lyme Park 4.8 miles (7.6 km) Medium
Rainow to Bollington 4.9 miles (8.0 km) Easy to Medium
Rainow and Kerridge 5.6 miles (9.0 km) Medium to hard
Higher Hurdsfield to Bollington 5.8 miles (9.4 km) Medium
Bollington to Adlington 9.0 miles (14.5 km) Medium to hard
Bollington to Lyme Park 10.3 miles (16.6 km) Medium to hard

All walks are graded, in accordance with the Walkingworld grading system. Also, an ascent figure is given for each walk, in metres. This is the total ascent of the whole walk. An estimated time is given for each walk, the minimum time being based on Naismith’s rule. Naismith’s rule is an estimate of the time taken for a hill walk, for a reasonably fit and steady walker: 15 minutes for every kilometre of horizontal distance, plus 10 minutes for every 100 metres of ascent.
On all walk pages a printable PDF-format route card and map are available for each walk. The route card contains step-by-step instructions for navigating the walk, including map references, compass directions and ascent/descent figures. The map is a copy of the local OS map, with the route superimposed. These may be printed to take on the walk with you. Note that the PDF-format map files are about 3Mb each, so may take a few minutes to download on a slow internet connection. To view and print PDF files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. As an alternative to downloading the PDF files, the route (directions only) is available as a plain page for each walk.
Each walk route has been been tried and tested, so hopefully the directions will be sufficiently clear. If you have any comments about a walk, or suggestions for improvements or new routes, please send them to me through the Contact page, and I’ll update the details accordingly.