GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cheshire Cycleway - Route 70

182 miles (293 km)

This popular long distance circular cycle route explores the county of Cheshire on a series of country lanes.
The route passes Congleton, Macclesfield, Bollington, Great Budworth, Ellesmere Port, Chester, Beeston Castle, Bickerton, Audlem and Alsager.
Highlights on the route include a traffic free section along the Chester Canal towpath and a visit to the fringes of Macclesfield Forest. The trail is waymarked with Route 70 signs.
Please see the list below for manageable day rides using part of the route. Scroll down further for the gpx file.

Cycle Routes on the Cheshire Cycleway

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Cheshire Cycleway OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cheshire Cycleway Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Around Chester you can link up with National Cycle Route 5. The signed Sustrans trail runs for just over 360 miles from Reading to North Wales via Cheshire.
Near Malpas and Chester the route crosses with Sustrans National Cycle Route 45, also known as the Mercian Way. The route runs from Chester to Salisbury through Shropshire and Worcestershire.
Just south of Macclesfield there's a run along National Cycle Route 55. This route runs from Ironbridge to Preston via Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
The Burton Marshes Greenway starts just south of Neston train station. The shared cycling and walking trail will take you south through the RSPB's Burton Mere Wetlands where you can look out for a wide variety of birdlife on the River Dee Estuary.


Chester canal scene - - 3486912

Chester canal scene

Beeston Castle (5319)

Beeston Castle - the route passes the dramatic ruins of this ancient castle on the western side of the loop

Great Budworth - - 3395131

Great Budworth - a view of the pretty village, one of many on the route.

Big Mere, Marbury

Big Mere, Marbury

Junction, Barthomley - - 2068128

Junction, Barthomley

Audlem Locks, Cheshire - - 3202292

Audlem Locks, Cheshire

Houses ancient ^ modern in Astbury - - 3012215

Houses ancient and modern in Astbury

Norton's Lane near Mouldsworth - - 2462015

Norton's Lane near Mouldsworth


GPS Files

GPX File

Cheshire Cycleway.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)