10 great hill walks in Cheshire

View from Tegg's Nose by John Cocks

View from Tegg's Nose by John Cocks - Credit: Archant

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

Old Pale Stones by Vaughan Edge

Old Pale Stones by Vaughan Edge - Credit: Archant

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 Carter

The view from Helsby Hill by Keith Carter - Credit: Archant

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 Hughes

Peckforton and Beeston Castles by Pete Hughes - Credit: Archant

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.
Click here for the details of the Peckforton Hills walk

View from Mow Cop by Gemma Howarth Rymill

View from Mow Cop by Gemma Howarth Rymill - Credit: Archant

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 Bradbury

The path to Shining Tor by Howard Bradbury - Credit: Archant

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 Brittain

The View From Kerridge Ridge by Bee Brittain - Credit: Archant

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.
Click here for the details of the Kerridge Hill walk

Shutlingsloe by Val Laws

Shutlingsloe by Val Laws - Credit: Archant

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 Bradbury

View from Tegg's Nose by Howard Bradbury - Credit: Archant

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.
Click here for the details of the Tegg's Nose walk

Trig point on The Cloud

Trig point on The Cloud - Credit: Archant

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.
Click here for the details of the The Cloud walk

View from The Edge by Paul Roberts

View from The Edge by Paul Roberts - Credit: Archant

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 surrounds 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. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.