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Our favourite Boxing Day walks - here's where to go...


Macclesfield Forest
Macclesfield Forest

Christmas has come, you've over-indulged and now it's time to get outside and walk it all off. Here are some of our top ambles in the North West of England (which we call home). None are too strenuous and all are child and dog friendly, so you can bring the whole family.


Kicking off with our favourite routes for Boxing Day that we have on the site so far:


1) Macclesfield Forest & Shutlingsloe

Shutlingsloe sits between Wildboarclough and Macclesfield in the county of Cheshire, next to the very popular Macclesfield forest. It isn't the tallest peak, but then again Cheshire isn't known for elevation, which makes it a great family walk with a lot of accessible paths for wheelchairs through the forest as well. The final route up to Shutlingsloe isn't wheelchair accessible but you can follow a route back through the forest to the start point if you need to.


2) Thor's Cave

A short 3 mile round loop of the Manifold Valley taking in the ever-popular Thor's Cave. Easily reached via a stepped path, it provides a good climbing opportunity (supervised!) for younger kids. The latter half of the walk is a flatter walk following the river and using public footpaths across fields, so this one makes for easy going.