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10 great hill walks in Cheshire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 16:54 24 May 2019

View from Tegg's Nose by John Cocks

View from Tegg's Nose by John Cocks

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Head for the the heights with this selection of walks on higher ground in Cheshire.

Old Pale Stones by Vaughan EdgeOld Pale Stones by Vaughan Edge

Old Pale Hill

Many people enjoy exploring the woodland at Delamere Forest, but taking the Old Pale Trail to Old Pale Hill rewards you with views of the Cheshire Plain, the mountains of Snowdonia, the hills of the Clwydian Range and the Pennines.

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The view from Helsby Hill by Keith CarterThe view from Helsby Hill by Keith Carter

Helsby Hill

This walk explores the area around Helsby Hill but it worth worth taking a detour to explore the summit and enjoy the views of the Mersey estuary and North Wales.

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Peckforton and Beeston Castles by Pete HughesPeckforton and Beeston Castles by Pete Hughes

Peckforton Hills

The hills at Beeston and Peckforton - rising majestically from the surrounding flatness - each boast a castle, this walk takes us from Beeston, into the Peckforton Estate before coming back around the other side of Peckforton's hill.

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View from Mow Cop by Gemma Howarth RymillView from Mow Cop by Gemma Howarth Rymill

Mow Cop Castle

Enjoy panoramic views of both Cheshire and Staffordshire while exploring the famous folly of Mow Cop Castle.

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The path to Shining Tor by Howard BradburyThe path to Shining Tor by Howard Bradbury

Shining Tor

A long, steady but fairly easy climb via Pym's Chair up to Shining Tor, the highest point in Cheshire. As you can imagine, the views from here are spectacular.

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The View From Kerridge Ridge by Bee BrittainThe View From Kerridge Ridge by Bee Brittain

Kerridge Hill

The more famous landmark on this walk around Bollington is the iconic White Nancy folly that lies on the Saddle of Kerridge, but the views from here are breathtaking.

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Shutlingsloe by Val LawsShutlingsloe by Val Laws

Shutlingsloe

At 506 metres above sea level, Shutlingsloe is Cheshire's third highest peak. Enjoy views of the Clough Valley and the distant Cat and Fiddle Inn in the Peak District high on the skyline and Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales.

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View from Tegg's Nose by Howard BradburyView from Tegg's Nose by Howard Bradbury

Tegg's Nose

Start from the Leather's Smithy pub in Langley, take in a section of Saddlers Way, a former packhorse track before heading towards the 380m summit of Tegg's Nose.

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Cheshire Plain from The Cloud by Keith CarterCheshire Plain from The Cloud by Keith Carter

The Cloud

This part of the county is famous for the 56 kilometre Gritstone Trail and indeed we follow a section of this before ascending the outcrop known as The Cloud which stands 1,126 feet above sea level.

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View from The Edge by Paul RobertsView from The Edge by Paul Roberts

Alderley Edge

Not quite a hill, but the views from this iconic sandstone escarpment are arguably the finest in all of Cheshire. This walk explores the wonderful terrain that suurounds the famous village.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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