Cheshire Cycleway

This challenging cycle route around the county of Chester is highly recommended for experienced riders looking to explore this picturesque region of the North West.

The Cheshire Cycleway is mainly on-road, coursing largely on country lanes.

There are some traffic-free sections, however, including Chester’s canal towpath.

You’ll experience varied terrain, from the eves of Macclesfield Forest to steep Peak District hills, and gentle rural roads as you reach the Wirral.

There are plenty of rail stations in the towns along the route, making for easy access and allowing you to split the route into sections.

Though largely on quiet roads, there are some main road crossings and sections on busier roads.

Riders should take extra care at the A34 near Congleton.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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