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walking | Bosley Cloud

What and where is Bosley Cloud?

Owned by the National Trust, Bosley Cloud is a notable hill just west of the Peak District on the border of Cheshire and Staffordshire. It might only be 343m high, but it is one of the highest points in the area offering views right across the Cheshire plain and beyond, taking in Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield Forest and more. The views can't be beaten, so bring a camera.

Bosley Cloud lies on the Gritstone Trail, meaning those tackling the route will come right over the summit on their way down the trail.

Remember to stick to The Rules and have fun!

1-2 hours

1.98 miles

Bosley, Cheshire

Get this route

Download our route and follow this yourself from either OS Maps or ViewRanger. OS Maps requires a subscription, which luckily you can get 10% off with Northern Stroll on any 12 month subscription. Check out our blog post for the code.

ViewRanger is free and much like OS Maps doesn't require any data to work. All you need is a GPS signal, especially if you have downloaded your maps beforehand. It also has OS Maps available as a layer inside the app.

Don't have ViewRanger on your phone yet? See our guide, or download it in your app store.

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Route overview

This is an exceptionally easy sunday stroll view with some great views

This route is pretty self explanatory as there are only a few places you can go and the entire route is well signposted.

If you get lost it is easy to double back, but you shouldn't get lost!

Key things to know:

Time: About and hour, 2 hours max at an amble with a big stop at the top!

Distance: 1.98 miles

Elevation: 1.98 miles, easy!

How to get here:

Postcode: CW12 3QA - park on the road nearby 

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Parking is difficult at busy times but make sure you don't just park anywhere. Be considerate to locals, and careful as roads are narrow. Further parking is available down the road.

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