GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gritstone Trail

35 miles (56 km)

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. You continue south passing the town of Bollington before climbing to the unusual structure of White Nancy and crossing the Saddle of Kerridge. From the elevated position above Bollington you can enjoy splendid views across theCheshire Plain, the mountains ofNorth Walesto the west, the hills ofShropshireto the south and thePenninesto the north and east. The route continues to the lovely Tegg's Nose Country Park via Tower Hill. The views are truly dramatic from this former quarry site.
The next section takes you on towards Rushton Bank before climbing the Bosley Cloud - at 1,125ft it's a challenging section but the views of Congleton, Macclesfield and Greater Manchester are magnificent.
The path continues to Mow Cop with its ruined castle, before you join the Macclesfield Canal and then the Trent and Mersey Canal taking you to Kidsgrove.

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Gritstone Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gritstone Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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The Cage from Disley

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Lyme Park, Disley

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Near Kerridge

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Bottom's Reservoir

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The Cloud

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Mow Castle

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Trent and Mersey Canal, Kidsgrove

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GPS Files

GPX File

Gritstone Trail.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Gritstone Trail.mmo (right click - 'Save As')