Walking in Cheshire by Carl Rogers
The lush green pastures of the central plain, the 'magpie' buildings and black and white cattle have come to symbolise the 'typical' Cheshire landscape, but the county has much more to offer than this picture postcard image. Within its boundaries you will find a great diversity of landscape, from deep wooded river valleys to windswept moors. Add to this its close proximity to the highly populated areas of Greater Manchester and Merseyside, along with over 2,000 miles of public footpaths, and you will realise what ideal walking country Cheshire provides. "Walking in Cheshire" has been written for anyone wanting to explore this diverse landscape. All abilities are catered for, from short easier routes suitable for families with young children to day-long rambles for the enthusiast. They are of modest length and difficulty and should be well within the capabilities of anyone of average fitness. Distances vary from three to seven and a half miles and depending, on the terrain, conditions and the individuals' fitness, should give between one and four hours' walking. In addition, where walks can be shortened this has been indicated, particularly useful if you have limited time or inclement weather (or small children!). if you find distances too short, by studying the sketch maps you will find that in many cases two or more routes may be combined to give up to a full day's walking.