Cycle Routes in Cheshire

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River Dee, Chester

Cheshire has some splendid scenery and plenty of attractive villages to visit.
Some of the best cycling in the county can be found on the Cheshire Cycleway which runs for 176 miles through some of the prettiest villages and most attractive scenery in Cheshire.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Cheshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Biddulph Valley Way14 miles (22 km)**
Chester Loop6 miles (10 km)*
Chester to Ellesmere Port7 miles (12 km)*
Chester to Neston14 miles (22 km)**
Macclesfield to Marple - Middlewood Way11 miles (18 km)**
Marbury Country Park2 miles (3 km)*
Northwich to Knutsford11 miles (18 km)**
Northwich to Winsford7 miles (11 km)*
Tatton Park5 miles (8.5 km)
Whitegate Way6 miles (10 km)*
Wirral Way12 miles (19 km)
Wizard Trail11 miles (17.5 km)**

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Buxton to Marple20 miles (32 km)***
Chester to Frodsham17 miles (28 km)**
Chester to Runcorn26 miles (42 km)***
Knutsford to Macclesfield17 miles (28 km)***
Liverpool to Neston26 miles (42 km)**
Liverpool to Warrington28 miles (45 km)**
Macclesfield to Congleton22 miles (35 km)***
Macclesfield to Stoke-on-Trent29 miles (46 km)***
Manchester to Macclesfield28 miles (45 km)***
Manchester to Marple17 miles (28 km)**
Manchester to Warrington24 miles (38 km)***
Northwich to Sandbach17 miles (27 km)**
Runcorn to Northwich16 miles (25 km)**

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Bishop Bennet Way32 miles (52 km)***
Chester to Northwich31 miles (50 km)***
Chester to Rhyl34 miles (55 km)**
Manchester to Buxton36 miles (58 km)***
Manchester to Liverpool47 miles (75 km)***
Stoke-On-Trent to Northwich32 miles (52 km)***
Trans Pennine Trail215 miles (346 km)****
Whitchurch to Chester36 miles (58 km)***


 Your Submitted Routes
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Chester to Beaumaris93 miles (150 km)**
Runcorn Loop Cycleway10 miles (16 km)**

 Cheshire Cycling Links
NameDescription
Byways BreaksOffers cycling holidays in the Cheshire and Shropshire areas
Cheshire CyclewayEverything you need to know about this lovely route
Cheshire West CCInformation on walking and cycling in the area
Chester Cycling CampaignThe Chester Cycling Campaign is involved in a wide range of activity, including liaison with developers, putting the views of cyclists to public bodies, producing literature, and public relations
Congleton Cycling CampaignInformation on social rides in the area
CTC Chester and WalesGreat site with information on organised rides in Cheshire and Wales
Discover CheshireCollection of cycle routes with on-line guides and maps for Cheshire
Halton Council
Warrington Cycle CampaignThe campaign promotes safer cycling for existing cyclists in Warrington, and aims to encourage more people to travel by bicycle in the town
Warrington Cycle ForumLots of useful information on cycling in the area


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