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    Wincle Gritstone Walk

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    7.2 km
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    266 m
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    The Wincle Gritstone Walk is a scenic adventure through the East Cheshire countryside that will take you along the banks of the River Dane and through tranquil stretches of woodland terrain. Although the walk is a fairly relaxed experience, there are a few stretches of trail where you will need to climb uphill, particularly along the banks of the river. This is a fun walk with a good variety of terrain that can be enjoyed by walkers of most skill levels.

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    Route Description for Wincle Gritstone Walk

    The Wincle Gritstone Walk is a popular walking route in East Cheshire due to the scenic views along the river’s edge and easy-to-navigate terrain that is perfect for beginner walkers and families with children. You are even allowed to bring your canine companions for a bit of off-leash fun as well! The trail sets out from the Wincle Brewery, and follows along the winding banks of the River Dane to the southwest. After a short uphill climb, you will pass through serene stretches of woodland and picturesque fields as you cut across the landscape of the Peak District. After arriving in Wincle, follow the road south to return to the brewery where you began, making sure to stop in at The Ship Inn along the way for some post-walk drinks.

    Other amazing walks in Peak District National Park

    Check out our guides to Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Stanage Edge, Dovedale, and Padley Gorge. Or see all of our Peak District walks on 10Adventures.

    Getting to the Wincle Gritstone Walk Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for the Wincle Gritstone Walk from Sutton, head south for 4.3 km along Hollin Lane and continue onto the A54. Turn right after 0.5 km onto Barlow Hill and continue along it for 1.8 km, before turning left. After 0.8 km, turn right towards the Wincle Brewery to find the trailhead.

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