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Black bootmark & yellow letter GGritstone Trail

Cheshire, Staffordshire

55 km / 34 miles
The Trail, which now includes the former Mow Cop Trail, follows the gritstone edge providing views of the Peak District and Cheshire Plain with much of the upland walking above 1,000ft. The route takes in Lyme Park, Sponds Hill, White Nancy, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Croker Hill, The Cloud and Mow Cop. The only Explorer maps needed for the route itself are 1 and 268 - maps 24 and 258 only duplicate parts of the route.

The Trail section from Disley to Rushton Spencer is part of the E2 E-Route.

At Lyme Park the Trail connects with the Ladybrook Interest Trail Walk (10 miles and on OS mapping). It links with the Staffordshire Way near to Rushton Spencer and the South Cheshire Way at Mow Cop.

See also E-Routes (E2).


Waymark: Black bootmark & yellow letter G
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Black bootmark & yellow letter G
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SJ973846 - Disley Station, Disley, Cheshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SJ837544 - Kidsgrove Station, Staffordshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Cheshire East Council - Gritstone Trail Rambling Man - Gritstone Trail [blog] Rambling Man - Planning your Gritstone Trail Walk Gritstone Trail [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet Gritstone Trail  (Cheshire East Council )
External download Gritstone Trail Walkers' Guide  (Cheshire East Council  - 2015 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 109, 118
OS Landranger Active 109, 118
OS Explorer 1, 24, 258, 268
OS Explorer Active 1, 24, 258, 268

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Gritstone Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Gritstone Trail Memory Map Route File
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Gritstone Trail Tracklogs Route file
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Route Profile:

54.8 km (34.1 miles)
1,599 m (5,246 ft) ascent
409 m (1,342 ft)  maximum height

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