Winter Walks: Cheadle

Friday 18th December 2020

The historic market town of Cheadle in Staffordshire, mentioned in the Domesday book, is a delightfully picturesque starting point for walks in the Staffordshire Moorlands. It’s also home to wonderful architecture including ‘Pugin’s Gem’, the Roman Catholic church of St Giles dating back to 1841. It was designed by AWN Pugin and considered to be the finest Victorian Gothic church in the country and a must see during a visit to the town.


Oakamoor and Churnet Valley Circular Walk


The Churnet River begins in the Peak District and travels through Derbyshire and Staffordshire Moorlands to join with the River Dove. On it’s journey, it passes through the striking scenery of the Churnet Valley, whose invigorating landscapes have been thrilling walkers for generations.


Difficulty Moderate
Length 11.9km
Elevation gain 365m
Route type Loop



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Cheadle to Kingsley Moor Walk


With fields, country lanes and woodland, this simple trail takes to around the JCB test site as well as on a walk through nature. It offers scenic views and is ideal for walking and hiking in the Cheadle area.


Difficulty Moderate
Length 11.6km
Elevation gain 202m
Route type Loop



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Threap Wood from Rainroach Rock Walk

This easy walk is mostly on footpaths, so is ideal for a leisurely afternoon stroll. A lovely mix of shady forests, riverbanks and sunny dales, this route features a lake and is mostly used for hiking.


Difficulty Easy
Length 6.4km
Elevation gain 166m
Route type Loop



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