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Yellow arrow on black with NCW in boldNorth Cheshire Way


113 km / 70 miles
The North Cheshire Way is one of Cheshire's longest paths. It provides 70 miles of waymarked walking from Wirral to the Peak District across some of Cheshire's most beautiful countryside. It was developed by The Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society as the brainchild of former member David Kinsell of Chester, who sadly did not live to see its completion.

It offers something for every kind of walker from serious hikers to families out for an easy stroll near their doorstep. The route has been designed to run close to the major urban areas of Merseyside, north Cheshire and Manchester - with easy access by car or public transport. Easy to use, it is waymarked throughout.

Places of interest along the route include Chester and the Wirral, Helsby Hill, Frodsham Hill, Weaver Valley, the Anderton Boat Lift, Marbury Country Park, Manchester Airport, Styal Quarry Bank Mill and Country Park, The Edge at Alderley, Adlington Hall, Lyme Park and Disley.


Waymark: Yellow arrow on black with NCW in bold
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Yellow arrow on black with NCW in bold
Attributes: Average Gradients
Industrial History
Start: SJ349782 - Hooton Station, Cheshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SJ972846 - Disley Station, Cheshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2006
Web Sites: Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society - LDPs Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society - North Cheshire Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook North Cheshire Way  (Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society  - 2006 )


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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, 117, 118
OS Landranger Active 109, 117, 118
OS Explorer 1, 24, 266, 267, 268
OS Explorer Active 1, 24, 266, 267, 268

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Route Profile:

112.7 km (70.0 miles)
1,591 m (5,220 ft) ascent
288 m (945 ft)  maximum height

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