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6 great walks near Stockport

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:15 16 October 2018

Stockport by John Cocks

Stockport by John Cocks


With the edge of the Peak District just a few miles to the east, Stockport is often overlooked as a walking destination. These set of walks should help you discover the beautiful scenery and fascinating history of the area.

Reddish Vale by Mike Serigrapher  Creative CommonsReddish Vale by Mike Serigrapher Creative Commons

Reddish Vale Country Park

2 miles from Stockport

Reddish Vale is separated from Stockport by the M60 motorway, the River Tame snakes through the centre of the 161 hectares from north to south and the area has plenty of wildlife to spot, as well as its famous viaduct.

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Marple Aqueduct by Howard BradburyMarple Aqueduct by Howard Bradbury

Romiley and Marple

4 miles from Stockport

Another walk that features a famous feat of engineering, the Marple Aqueduct. Starting out in Romiley, you pass by a number of Cheshire waterways and Marple before heading homewards.

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Avon Golf Club by Howard BradburyAvon Golf Club by Howard Bradbury

Woodford and the River Bollin

5 miles from Stockport

Woodford lies just a couple miles west of Poynton and this walk explores the area around the Avro Golf Club and the site of the former Woodford Aerodrome.

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Deanwater Hotel at Woodford by Howard BradburyDeanwater Hotel at Woodford by Howard Bradbury

Woodford to Handforth Dean

5 miles from Stockport

Another walk that sets off from Woodford, this time we head north on a figure of eight route from the Deanwater Hotel at Woodford, through farm land towards Handforth Dean and back again.

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The Middlewood Way by Keith CarterThe Middlewood Way by Keith Carter

The Middlewood Way

5 miles from Stockport

The Middlewood Way is a former railway line that runs for 11 miles from Marple to Macclesfield, you can join the trail at a number of points along its route, including its start point at Rose Hill in Marple, this walk begins at the crossing point of the A6 Buxton Road near High Lane.

Click here to view the details of the The Middlewood Way walk


Macclesfield Canal by Howard BradburyMacclesfield Canal by Howard Bradbury

Poynton and the Macclesfield Canal

6 miles from Stockport

You get a taste of Cheshire’s industrial past in this walk, setting off from Nelson Pit Visitor Centre in Higher Poynton, you follow a section of the Macclesfield Canal, you can end this walk with a visit to the Anson Engine Museum.

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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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