GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Cheshire Cycle Routes

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.

Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.
You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Cheshire Cycle Map>>

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


Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay6 miles (10 km)Follow the River Dee from England into Wales on this easy waterside walk or cycle. The route starts on the England and Wales border at Chester and follows a good riverside path to Connah's Quay in Wales. You'll pass Saltney Bridge and Queensferry Bridge before finishing at Hawarden Bridge at Connah's Quay. View Full Details>>
Biddulph Valley Way14 miles (22 km)This circular route starts in Congleton and first follows the Biddulph Valley Way (a traffic free disused railway path) before turning round to return to Congleton View Full Details>>
Bishop Bennet Way32 miles (52 km)The Bishop Bennet Way is a shared walking and cycling path running from Beeston in Cheshire to Wirswall on the Shropshire borders. View Full Details>>
Buxton to Marple20 miles (32 km)Follow National Cycle routes 55 and 68 from Buxton in the Peak District to the lovely town of Marple in Cheshire.
Highlights on this route include the beautiful Peak District scenery and the Middlewood Way - an off road path passing by the Macclesfield Canal. View Full Details>>
Chester Loop6 miles (10 km)A lovely short circular route around the attractive county town of Chester View Full Details>>
Chester to Ellesmere Port7 miles (12 km)Follow the View Full Details>>
Chester to Frodsham17 miles (28 km)Follow National Cycle route 5 on this fairly easy short route through Cheshire which passes the impressive Chester Zoo. The route starts by the railway station in Chester and soon joins the Shropshire and Union Canal for some pleasant waterside riding. You then pass through the outskirts of Chester on road before coming to the zoo which is well worth a visit. Soon after you rejoin the canal which takes you onto Little Stanley. View Full Details>>
Chester to Llandudno50 miles (80 km)This super cycle ride takes you from England into Wales along National Cycle Route 5. The route runs for about 50 miles with long coastal runs and traffic free sections. View Full Details>>
Chester to Neston14 miles (22 km)Follow the View Full Details>>
Chester to Northwich31 miles (50 km)This ride follows National Cycle route 5 through Cheshire which passes the impressive Chester Zoo. The route starts by the railway station in Chester and soon joins the Shropshire and Union Canal for some pleasant waterside riding. You then pass through the outskirts of Chester on road before coming to the zoo which is well worth a visit. Soon after you rejoin the canal which takes you onto Little Stanley. View Full Details>>
Chester to Rhyl34 miles (55 km)Travel from England to Wales along National Cycle route 5 on this attractive and fairly flat ride. View Full Details>>
Chester to Runcorn26 miles (42 km)This ride follows National Cycle route 5 through Cheshire which passes the impressive Chester Zoo. The route starts by the railway station in Chester and soon joins the Shropshire Union Canal for some pleasant waterside riding. You then pass through the outskirts of Chester on road before coming to the zoo which is well worth a visit. Soon after you rejoin the canal which takes you onto Little Stanley. View Full Details>>
Delamere Forest3 miles (5 km)Enjoy miles of walking and cycling trails in this 2,400 acre forest on the Cheshire Plain, near Frodsham. View Full Details>>
Knutsford to Macclesfield17 miles (28 km)This route follows quiet country lanes and the View Full Details>>
Liverpool to Neston26 miles (42 km)Follow National Cycle route 56 on this interesting and varied ride. You start in Sefton Park and head towards the river where a riverside path takes you past Albert Dock to the Seacombe Ferry. Here you cross the Mersey and join another off road section taking you past New Brighton, Wallasey and into Birkenhead. The route continues through the Wirral on a mixture of quiet roads and traffic free paths before finishing at Neston railway. View Full Details>>
Liverpool to Warrington28 miles (45 km)This ride takes you along National Cycle route 62 and the Trans Penine Trail from Liverpool to Warrington via Widnes. You start at the Albert Dock in Liverpool and head along the River Mersey before passing through Sefton Park. You soon rejoin the river taking you to Widnes where there are splendid views of the Silver Jubilee Bridge which joins Widnes and Runcorn. You continue along the riverside path from Widnes to Warrington where you finish by the tourist information centre. View Full Details>>
Llangollen Canal49 miles (79 km)Enjoy a waterside walk or cycle along the Llangollen Canal. The canal runs from Llangollen in Wales to Hurleston near Nantwich in Cheshire. You can walk along the canal towpath from start to finish, while cyclists can enjoy the section from Llangollen to Chirk using National Cycle Network routes 85 and 84. This first section starts at the wonderful Horseshoe Falls just to the west of Llangollen. You then head through Llangollen to the wonderful Pontcysyllte Aqueduct where the canal is carried over the valley of the River Dee. The magnificent structure is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain and a World Heritage Site. There are wonderful views of the Dee valley and up to the medieval Castell Dinas Bran from this major highlight on the route. You can explore the Aqueduct by clicking on the google street view link below. View Full Details>>
Macclesfield to Congleton22 miles (35 km)This lovely ride follows the Cheshire cycleway through Cheshire. You start in Macclesfield and head to Congleton on country roads with views of the Macclesfield canal and the River Dane as you go. You will also pass Gawsworth New Hall, Redes Mere, and Astbury country park on this route View Full Details>>
Macclesfield to Marple - Middlewood Way11 miles (18 km)Follow the Middlewood Way - a lovely off road cycle and walking path running from Macclesfield to Marple and passing by the Macclesfield Canal View Full Details>>
Macclesfield to Stoke-on-Trent29 miles (46 km)This lovely ride follows National Cycle route 55 through Cheshire to Staffordshire. You start in Macclesfield and head to Congleton on country roads with views of the Macclesfield canal as you go. You will also pass Gawsworth New Hall and Redes Mere on this section of the route. View Full Details>>
Manchester to Buxton36 miles (58 km)Follow National Cycle routes 6, 62 and 55 through Manchester, Cheshire and Derbyshire on this lovely ride View Full Details>>
Manchester to Liverpool47 miles (75 km)This ride takes you along NCN route 62 and the View Full Details>>
Manchester to Macclesfield28 miles (45 km)Follow NCN routes 6, 62 and 55 through Manchester and Cheshire on this lovely ride View Full Details>>
Manchester to Marple17 miles (28 km)Follow NCN routes 6, 62 and 55 through Manchester and Cheshire on this lovely ride View Full Details>>
Manchester to Warrington24 miles (38 km)This ride takes you along NCN route 62 and the View Full Details>>
Marbury Country Park2 miles (3 km)This splendid country park is in a beautiful location in Northwich, Cheshire. The park contains magnificent Lime avenues, an Arboretum and the delightful Budworth Mere. The Trent & Mersey Canal also runs through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk or cycle here. Marbury is also very close to Dairy House Meadows Park and Anderton Nature Park which are well worth a visit if you have time. View Full Details>>
Northwich to Knutsford11 miles (18 km)This route follows quiet country lanes and the Cheshire Cycleway from Northwich to Knutsford.
The route includes a pleasant spell through Marbury Country Park with views of the Trent and Mersey Canal (below). View Full Details>>
Northwich to Sandbach17 miles (27 km)This lovely short route starts by the tourist information centre in Northwich and follows National Cycle route 5 to Sandbach. Leaving Northwich you follow the River Weaver along the Weaver Valley Cycleway to Winsford. There is then a short stretch along the Shropshire Union Canal towards Middlewich before country roads take you onto Sandbach, finishing by the rail station. View Full Details>>
Northwich to Winsford7 miles (11 km)This pleasant short route follows the Weaver Valley Cycleway along the Weaver Navigation Canal View Full Details>>
Runcorn to Northwich16 miles (25 km)Follow NCN route 5 on this short pleasant route through Cheshire View Full Details>>
Sankey Valley Park2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a super, waterside cycle or walk in this country park in Warrington. The valley follows the course of Sankey Brook and the now disused Sankey Canal. The park also contains children's play areas, a maze and a lawned area for families. There is also a meadow, mature woodland and a wetland nature reserve with a variety of birdlife. View Full Details>>
Stoke-On-Trent to Northwich32 miles (52 km)This route starts at the train station in Stoke-On-Trent and follows National Cycle route 5 to Northwich. From the start point you head north passing through the lovely Hanley and Central Forest Parks on your way to Bruslem. A mixture of off road paths and short on road sections take you to Kidsgrove where you can enjoy a short stretch along the Trent & Mersey Canal. View Full Details>>
Tatton Park5 miles (8.5 km)Explore the wonderful 1000 acre deer park on this walk or cycle in Knutsford, Cheshire. The route takes you around Tatton Hall, Tatton Mere and the beautiful Italian and Japanese gardens (see video). Also of interest is the rare-breed farm with cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, goats and donkeys to see up close. View Full Details>>
Tegg's Nose Country Park2 miles (4 km)This lovely country park in Macclesfield has splendid views of the Peak District National Park and the Cheshire plain. You can also see Macclesfield Forest, the summit of Shutlingsloe (the second highest point in Cheshire), the Telecoms Tower on Sutton Common and the Macclesfield Canal. View Full Details>>
Trans Pennine Trail215 miles (346 km)This terrific walking and cycling trail runs from coast to coast across northern England entirely on surfaced paths. It starts on the Yorkshire coast at Hornsea and passes through Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Greater Manchester before finishing on the Merseyside coast at Southport. View Full Details>>
Trent and Mersey Canal95 miles (153 km)Follow the Trent and Mersey Canal through Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire on this long distance waterside walk. View Full Details>>
Whitchurch to Chester36 miles (58 km)This route starts by the railway station in Whitchurch and follows National Cycle route 45 through Shropshire and into Cheshire View Full Details>>
Whitegate Way6 miles (10 km)A lovely, short cycle or walk on a disused railway line, running from Cuddington to Winsford through the Cheshire countryside View Full Details>>
Wirral Way12 miles (19 km)This is a terrific walk or cycle ride that runs along a pleasant traffic free path through the Wirral Countryside and along the coastal estuary of the River Dee. It follows the track bed of part of the former Birkenhead Railway route from Hooton to West Kirby. View Full Details>>
Wizard Trail11 miles (17.5 km)This lovely trail takes you through some attractive Cheshire countryside and is ideal for an afternoon's cycle.
Starting at Alderley Edge highlights on the route include the Wizard's well, the 15th century Alderley mill and National Trust owned Hare Hill.
There is also some lovely scenery at Windmill Wood. Please click here for more information on this ride. View Full Details>>

Your Submitted Routes

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

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