GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gawsworth Walks

7 miles (11 km)

This Cheshire based village includes three significant houses with some nice countryside footpaths to try as well. Gawsworth is located just a few miles south west of Macclesfield and is well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Gawsworth Old Hall,Gawsworth New HallandGawsworth Old Rectory are all historic listed buildings to see in the small settlement. The old hall is a black and white Tudor manor housedating back to the 15th century. During the summer it is open to the public on certain days so you can tour the beautiful gardens and the house with its paintings, sculpture and stained glass.
This circular walk from the village takes you south to visit North Rode before linking up with the Macclesfield Canal. The canal lies just to the east of the settlement and includes nice easy trails along the towpath. The walk also passes very close to Sutton Reservoir and Danes Moss Nature Reserve. The reservoir is another nice place for a waterside stroll while the reserve has some pleasant boardwalks taking you over lowlandraised bog. It's an interesting area with some rare flora and fauna to see. You can find the reserve just a short walk north east from the village.


SK11 9RJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Gawsworth OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gawsworth Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Gawsworth

  • Sutton Reservoir and Danes Moss - This walk visits Sutton Reservoir and the and Danes Moss Nature Reserve in Macclesfield.
  • Redesmere Lake - This easy walk visits the pretty Redesmere Lake and the adjacent Capesthorne Hall around Siddington in Cheshire
  • Macclesfield Canal - Follow the towpath of the Macclesfield Canal from Marple to Kidsgrove on this waterside walk in Cheshire
  • Macclesfield Forest and Trentabank Reservoir - This circular walk explores Macclesfield Forest and also pays a visit to the pretty Trentabank Reservoir on the western edge of thePeak District.
    The walk starts at the Standing Stone car park on the eastern edge of the forest
  • Macclesfield - This market town in Cheshire has an abundance of local options for walkers
  • Tegg's Nose Country Park - This lovely country park in Macclesfield has splendid views of the Peak District National Park and the Cheshire plain
  • Gritstone Trail - This beautiful, challenging walk runs through the Peak District from Disley to Kidsgrove.
    The walk begins at the train station at Disley and soon comes to the wonderful Lyme Park (video below) with its mansion house and Medieval deer park
  • Bosley Cloud - This short circular walk visits the Bosley Cloud hill, near Congleton, on the edge of the Peak District


Gawsworth Old Hall has a delightful tea room selling a good range of meals and snacks.
If you fancy a pub lunch head to the Harrington Arms in the village. The pub is another historic local building dating to 1710. It retains many of the original features, including open fires, low beams and beautiful tiled floors. The pub is also a CAMRA Heritage site, one of the few remaining in the country. They serve fine dishes utilising the best local produce and have a pleasant outdoor area to relax in on warmer days. You can find them on Church Lane at postcode SK11 9RJ for your sat navs. The pub is dog friendly.


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Gawsworth Hall open air theatre. Every summer the gardens are hosts to a variety of performances, plays and concerts. Here in July 2007 the Wilmslow Green Room company are performing a modern(ish) dress production of Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet.

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Gawsworth Old Hall and pond. Notable residents have includedMary Fitton, perhaps the "Dark Lady" ofShakespeare's sonnets, andSamuel "Maggoty" Johnson, a playwright described as the last professionaljesterin England, whose grave is nearby in Maggoty Wood, a small National Trust woodland.

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Gawsworth Church in August. Grade I listed and dating to the 15th century. The walls of the nave were built of limestone in 1430 and the chancel and tower of pink sandstone in 1480.

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The Great Barn and coach House

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The old hall is surrounded by formal gardens and parkland, which once comprised anElizabethanpleasure garden and, possibly, a tilting ground forjousting.

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Maggoty Wood Gawsworth

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Clouds above The Cloud. View to Bosley cloud from just south of the hall.

Old Rectory

Old Rectory. GradeIlisted building built in 1470. It is considered to be an exceptionally fine example of a tudortimber-framedhouse.


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