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1. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

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Hi all,

I've been going to Cheshire recently quite a bit, and would like to explore the countryside a bit. Can anyone recommend nice walks near Widnes?

I really enjoy hillwalking, but from what I've seen, there aren't too many hills in Cheshire.

Hope someone can offer me some advice!

Michael, Glasgow

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Hi Michael,

I've PM'd you!

If you want to find hills, head to East Cheshire near Macclesfield and Congleton. Lovely round there!

Clara

3. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 611 posts) 10y

HI Michael,
Widnes isn't a great area for walking. It's a very industrial town, but if you're into that sort of history...
Not too far away from Widnes is Frodsham Hill and Helsby hill - small hills, but with good views over Cheshire.
There is some nicer countryside in the south and east of the county though.

4. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

OK, well, thanks for the tips!

5. Posted by kkwijibo (Full Member 56 posts) 10y

LOL 'hiking in Cheshire' there aint no hills in cheshire, you wanna go a bit further south to buxton on derbyshire or eastwards to the pennines. But if you're coming from up north wouldn't the lake district be closer?

6. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Quoting kkwijibo

LOL 'hiking in Cheshire' there aint no hills in cheshire, you wanna go a bit further south to buxton on derbyshire or eastwards to the pennines. But if you're coming from up north wouldn't the lake district be closer?

There are some!! You just have to know where to find them.....

I grew up in South Cheshire, which is very pretty and rural, but the best walking in Cheshire is probaly in the east, towards Congleton and Macclesfield. From North East Cheshire- Widnes/Runcorn, if you head down the A54 towards Congleton there's some lovely hilly countryside around there and some of it is part of the Peak District National Park. If you stay on the A54 as it climbs towards Buxton you get to Wincle and Wildboarclough, and is bloody beautiful round there!There's quite a few walks there. There is another great walk I've done a few times to "Three Shires Head" called that because it takes you to the borders of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Also The Cloud near Congleton.

http://www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/content.php?categoryId=1960

7. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Thanks very much everyone. I'm sure I'll have great fun.