Chelford Village Circular

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This short, pleasant walk starts from the car park at Chelford Railway Station. The village is the heart of a mixed farming area and has a busy agricultural market. It has a farmers' market on Sunday where fresh, locally grown produce and a whole range of other items can be purchased. Once you leave the village, the walk takes you past woodland and into green and lush countryside, with views across the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District.

The walk will pass close to a sand quarry, where the sand is excavated, washed and used in the glass-making process. Towards the end of the walk you will pass Chelford Market; although busy, it is well worth a visit.

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
2/10/2021 - Lisa Pritchard

Did this walk in Feb 2021 during a cold snap with a dusting of snow on the ground. It would have been extremely muddy in parts a few days earlier, but was crunchy underfoot instead. Really enjoyed it, the glorious frosty day helped a lot, but it was good to explore some of the footpaths that I normally drive past. This is a walk that is probably best in spring or autumn as there was a lot of maize roots in the fields so much of the open views would be obscured in the summer. Largely dog friendly apart from the short stretch of the A535 which wasn't as bad as I'd feared.

4/24/2016 - paul smith

Done this walk today I must say its pretty boring. Just open fields and rained all day, but even in sunshine still bland plus very disappointed when the farmers market is just a car boot sale

7/17/2012 - Ian Humphreys

At waymark # 6 the description is confusing when it says “bearing to the right” after the post office it means “turn right” onto the A535 to Holmes Chapel. Also you will find that a number of the kissing gates have been upgraded to metal version now. Lastly, at waymark #15 there is a major change. As you emerge from the wood having passed the disused sand quarry on your right ignore the directions and proceed straight ahead to a newly constructed timber footbridge presumably built by the quarry owners over a quarry access road. The quarry which looks abandoned now is either side of the path. Proceed down the other side to a fenced pathway (not paved and very muddy). From the top of the footbridge you can see the black & white house referred to in waymark # 16 and also the red-brick house referred to. Walk to the end of this new path then turn 45 degrees right towards the red-brick house across the field.

7/17/2012 - Ian Humphreys

The walk I have to say was pretty uninspiring but that may also have been impacted by the rain which proceeded to pour from the time we left the station to the time we returned. Word of caution there is a lot of walking across open fields and therefore if doing the walk during or after recent rainfall I suggest wearing waterproof over trousers or gaiters. Also there may be a lot of muddy stretches on some of the pathways on the walk.

9/2/2011 - michael whiteside

Interesting walk with excellent directions, thank you. One small point, my wife commented that it is very isolated in parts and she wouldnt want to do the walk on her own. There is no cafe or pub in Chelford but the Egerton Arms is decent and only a 30sec drive up the main road towards Knutsford.

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