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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Quarnford. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Quarnford is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Quarnford

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    Chrome Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Chrome Hill, and its smaller neighbour Parkhouse Hill, are amongst some of the most distinctive hills in the Peak District. Commonly known as the ‘Dragon’s Back’, the hill boasts amazing views and a wonderful challenge.

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    Parkhouse Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Parkhouse Hill is a small but challenging hill in the Peak District. The hill is the remains of an atoll (a reef knoll) believed to have existed during the Carboniferous …

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    High Wheeldon

    Hiking Highlight

    At 1,387 feet (422 m), High Wheeldon is a distinctive dome-shaped hill that offers fabulous views over upper Dovedale, including a fantastic views of Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill.

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    The Roaches

    Hiking Highlight

    It's a relatively easy climb to the top. Not too far from Luds Church either. Check out the icrecream van on roach road near the squeeze stile wall if you fancy a hot beverage.

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    Shutlingsloe

    Hiking Highlight

    On a clear day, the views are outstanding!

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    Shining Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest point in modern Cheshire.

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    Doxey Pool

    Hiking Highlight

    It is a very unusual find on the walk. Sadly there was a blazing fire here that stretched across the upper tier of The Roaches last summer. All heather and …

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    The Cloud

    Hiking Highlight

    The Cloud is a prominent hill on the Cheshire/Staffordshire border. One of the highest points for miles around, the summit affords wonderful views over Congleton, Macclesfield, Holmes Chapel, and Greater …

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    Cats Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    It's a little exposed here so have a coat at the ready as the wind even on a warm day can cut through you.

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    Manifold Valley Trail

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Flat and traffic free cycle and walking route following the bed of the Leek and Manifold Light Railway through some magnificent scenery.
    Bike hire available at the southern end of …

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    Axe Edge Moor

    Hiking Highlight

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    Bawd Stone

    Hiking Highlight

    Whether a dolmen or a fortuitous natural arrangement of rock (the jury is still out), this Bawd Stone has been visited since days of old for healing.

    The less informed …

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    Apparently lodgings can be had here if booked with BMC.

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    Three Shires Head

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Three Shires Head is the Grade II listed stream bridge (or waterfall, accounts differ) which marks the intersection of three counties; Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

    The run around cut-thorn hill …

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    Barney
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    Trentabank Reservoir

    Hiking Highlight

    Trentabank Reservoir supplies the town of Macclesfield with drinking water. Although a working environment, Trentabank and the conifer forests are a haven for wildlife. The site has more than 20 …

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    Since the devastating fire of the roaches last summer, the upper branches of these magnificent pines were badly scorched.

    But yesterday I was heartened to see nature is doing what …

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    Trentabank Heronry

    Hiking Highlight

    Trentabank Reservoir (Cheshire Wildlife Trust)
    Trentabank Reservoir - The heronry at Trentabank Reservoir is one of the largest in the Peak District and sits within the picturesque Macclesfield Forest. More …

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    Errwood Hall ruins

    Hiking Highlight

    This once-magnificent country house, enjoying wonderful views over the picturesque Goyt Valley, is now just a sad pile of stones. It survived for less than 100 years. It was built …

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    Blaze Hill

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Starting from the edge of Bollington, Blaze Hill is a challenging climb in the beautiful Peak District. With an incline of up to 25% in places, Blaze Hill is steep …

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    Amy
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    Old Coach Road

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    This is the old coach road which used to run between Macclesfield and Buxton. It's still clad in its 18th century road surface, so it's pretty easy going on a …

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    Barney

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