- Start: Macclesfield station (station code MAC, postcode SK11 6JP)
- Finish: Macclesfield station (station code MAC, postcode SK11 6JP)
- Distance: 17.32km
- Total ascent: 419m
- Naismith time: 4h 10m
- London terminus: Euston
- Ticketing: Day return to Macclesfield (much less expensive if booked in advance)
- Intermediate transport: Buses to Macclesfield at Langley (4.41km) and Kerridge (11.74km: frequent services 1.1km distant in Bollington)
- Facilities: All facilities in Macclesfield; café at Tegg’s Nose Country Park (6.98km); pubs at Gurnett (2.56km) and Kerridge (11.74km)
This walk is probably at the outer limit for a day out from London, both in terms of time constraints and cost. Being prepared and booking tickets well in advance could save you more than 75% on the walk-up price. However, this is an energetic and bracing delight of a circuit, with extensive views and (normally) relatively few people. The route may be shortened by using the bus to Langley and/or from Bollington: you will not miss any of the heights, but you will miss the canal walking at each end of the full route, and that walking can be very useful to start up the legs before Tegg’s Nose and to wind down gradually after leaving White Nancy.
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