GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pott Shrigley Hall Walks

6 miles (9 km)

This little village in the Peak District is close to some splendid hill climbs and canalside trails. There's also a noteworthy 15th century school and the Grade II listed Shrigley Hall to see here.
This circular walk from the village visits Styperson Pool, the Macclesfield Canal and Bakestonedale Moor.
The walk starts in the village and follows country lanes west, passing Shrigley Hall, a Grade II listed Regency style building dating back to 1825. You will soon come to Styperson Park where there's an old quarry and a small pretty lake.
After passing the lake you will come to the canal where you follow the towpath north for about a mile. The route then head south east along the North Cheshire Way to Birchencliff before climbing to the high point on the walk at Bakestonedale Moor. Here you can enjoy some fine views across the Cheshire Plain before descending south west on the Gritstone Trail. You could take a detour from the route by following the popular trail south west into Bollington and climbing to the excellent viewpoint at White Nancy.
This route heads west past Berristhall Hall to return to the village.
Next to the canal you can extend the walk by picking up the Middlewood Way. This shared cycling and walking route runs along a disused railway line between Macclesfield and Marple. Just to the north of the route there's the wonderful Lyme Park with its viewpoints, old hall and herd of deer to see.


SK10 5RT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Pott Shrigley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Walks near Pott Shrigley

  • Macclesfield Canal - Follow the towpath of the Macclesfield Canal from Marple to Kidsgrove on this waterside walk in Cheshire
  • 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
  • Bollington - This circular walk explores the area surrounding the Cheshire town of Bollington
  • Macclesfield to Marple - Middlewood Way - Follow the Middlewood Way - a lovely off road cycle and walking path running from Macclesfield to Marple and passing by the Macclesfield Canal.
  • White Nancy - This walk climbs to unusual structure of White Nancy overlooking the town of Bollington in Cheshire
  • Tegg's Nose Country Park - This lovely country park in Macclesfield has splendid views of the Peak District National Park and the Cheshire plain
  • Poynton - This circular walk from Poynton visits Poynton Park and the Macclesfield Canal
  • Lyme Park - This is a circular walk through the splendid Lyme Park in Disley, Cheshire
  • Prestbury - This delightful Cheshire based village is a fine place for an easy stroll
  • Macclesfield - This market town in Cheshire has an abundance of local options for walkers
  • Shining Tor and Cats Tor - Climb to the highest point in Cheshire on this wonderful walk in the Goyt Valley.
    The walk starts from the Erwood Hall Car Park at the southern end of Erwood Reservoir
  • Lamaload Reservoir - This circular walk takes you around the pretty Lamaload Reservoir near Macclesfield in the Peak District National Park
  • Errwood Reservoir and Fernilee Reservoir - Enjoy some lovely waterside walking along these two reservoirs in the Goyt Valley area of the Peak District
  • Mottram Hall - This Grade II listed hall includes 270 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens


Pott Shrigley road junction - - 2676664

Pott Shrigley road junction

Shrigley Hall - - 2110089

Shrigley Hall. The old hall is now operated as a hotel, leisure complex and golf course.

Styperson Pool - - 59836

Styperson Pool. This is a man made lake close to Shrigley Hall and Park. The hill behind has been worked for a fine green coloured monumental gritstone.

House beside Macclsefield Canal - narrow boat - - 3231560

House beside Macclsefield Canal

Information board on Bakestonedale Moor - - 3022145

Information board on Bakestonedale Moor

Fishing pond at Birchencliff - - 3022106

Fishing pond at Birchencliff

Path off Bakestonedale Moor - - 3022128

Path off Bakestonedale Moor

Cottages at Birchencliffe - - 2684980

Cottages at Birchencliffe


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