Long Distance Paths/Trailwalking

From the rugged hills and moors of the western Peak, through the green valleys and the post-industrial heritage landscape of the Mersey Basin to Delamere Forest and the sandstone edges of the Mid-Cheshire Ridge, South Manchester's own "home patch" offers a great variety of walking country.  There are a large number of Long Distance Paths running through or near our area, ranging from 10-mile riverside strolls to multi-day hikes such as the Pennine Way, Midshires Way and Trans-Pennine Trail.  Here is a list, with links to the LDWA's national database for full details of each.

Long Distance Path Distance
  km miles
Altrincham Circular 27  17
Baker Way 21  13
Bishop Bennet Way 55  34
Bollin Valley Way 40  25
Bridgewater Way 63  39
Cheshire Ring Canal Walk 158  98
Cloud 7 Circuit 53  33
Cown Edge Way 30  19
Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk 45  28
Dam Long Walk 64  40
Dane Valley Way 66  41
Dark Peak Boundary Walk 131  81
Dark Peak Four County Tops 69  43
Dark Peak Snake 28  17
Dark Peak Stones 32  20
Delamere Way 34  21
Derbyshire Top Ten 47  29
Eddisbury Way 27  17
Etherow - Goyt Valley Way 24  15
Fred Perry Way 23  14
Glazebrook Timberland Trail 18  11
Goyt Way 16  10
Gritstone Trail 56  35
Head in the Clouds 34  21
High Peak 60 96  60
High Peak Way 48  30
Hope Valley Line Challenge 60  37
Inn Way...to the Peak District 135  84
Irwell Sculpture Trail 48  30
Kidsgrove to Stoke Ridgeway 14 9
Kinder Dozen Challenge 39  24
Kinder Killer 53  33
Ladybrook Valley Interest Trail 16  10
Longdendale Trail 13  8
Longster Trail 16  10
Macclesfield & Peak Forest Canals 64  40
Medlock Valley Way 20  12
Mersey Valley Timberland Trail 35  22
Mersey Way 35  22
Middlewich Challenge Walk 35  22
Middlewood Way 18  11
Midshires Way 362  225
Millennium Walk - Stockport (Beating the Bounds) 72  45
New Five Trig Points Walk 29  18
North Cheshire Way 113  70
Oldham Way 64  40
Peak District High Level Route 147  91
Pennine Bridleway National Trail 558  347
Pennine Way National Trail 404  251
Saddleworth Five Trig Points Walk 32  20
Saddleworth Skyline 45  28
Salford Trail 85 53
Salt & Sails Trail 32  20
Salter's Way 38  24
Sandstone Trail 51  32
Shropshire Union Canal 106  66
South Cheshire Way 55  34
Staffordshire Way 153  95
Stockport Circular Walk 48  30
Tame Valley Way 37  23
Tameside Trail 64  40
Ten Church Challenge 34  21
Ten Reservoirs Walk 35  22
Thirlmere Way 209  130
Three Counties Challenge Walk 45  28
Three Feathers Walk (Yorkshire Bridge) 45  28
Tops of the North (Carlisle and Cheviot to the Cat & Fiddle) 322  200
Tops of the North (Three Shires Head to Carlisle) 370  230
Trans Pennine Trail 346  215
Trent & Mersey Canal Walk 161  100
Trespass Trail 23  14
Two Saints Way 143 89
Vale Royal Round 56  35
Weaver Way (Cheshire) 64  40
Whitegate Way 11  7

 

If you know of any others, please contact the webmaster.

For the LDWA's full national LDP database, go to: https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/ldp_members_home.php