Push yourself to the limit hiking the Gritstone Trail. With outstanding countryside and amazing views, the 35-mile trail is a challenge and a pleasure.
If you’re not tempted by the full 35 miles, the trail is split into three sections, where you can enjoy views, historic monuments, fascinating follies and wildlife.
Starting close to historic Lyme Park and ascending onto wild moorlands you can visit White Nancy high on her hill – a folly built to commemorate the battle of Waterloo. Then you can explore the distinctive landscape around Tegg’s Nose Country Park, where quarrying has given way to peace and contemplation.
Climbing to the top of The Cloud, a rocky outcrop near Congleton, you’re rewarded with magnificent views across the Cheshire Plain. And as you reach the end of your journey you come to Mow Cop – not a ruined castle as it first appears, but another folly, silhouetted against the sky. Why not stop along the way with lots of places to visit, eat, drink and stay along the trail.