10 great hill walks in Cheshire
PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 20:05 21 May 2020
Head for the the heights with this selection of walks on higher ground in Cheshire.
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.
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.
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.
Mow Cop Castle
Enjoy panoramic views of both Cheshire and Staffordshire while exploring the famous folly of Mow Cop Castle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.