Traffic-free cycle routes

A child and parents looking at a cycle route map

Pedal to your heart’s content on these tracks and paths:


  • Biddulph Valley Way – this route is part of the National Cycle Network 55 Telford to Preston and has a firm, level surface of crushed stone. The route follows the railway line that was used to transport coal from the Potteries to Congleton. Approximately 6 mile traffic free route.

Crewe and Nantwich

  • Connect2 Crewe to Nantwich Greenway – a 5 mile long multi-user greenway offering a traffic-free route alongside the A530 corridor.  With views to the countryside this route provides an attractive path for both leisure and commuting.

Sandbach and Alsager

  • Wheelock Rail Trail  – a 1.5 mile multi-user route from Ettiley Heath to Malkins Bank. The whole route has been upgraded with improved access points, better surfacing and new information boards to provide a high quality facility for cyclists.

  • Salt Line – a multi-user track running through farmland and woodland. Both routes are part of the National Cycle Route 5 linking Middlewich with Alsager.

Macclesfield and Poynton

  • Middlewood Way – a 10 mile route that follows the former Macclesfield , Bollington and Marple railway through picturesque countryside between historic mill towns. The line in its heyday carried cotton, silk, coal as well as passengers. For much of its length, the Middlewood Way runs close to the Macclesfield Canal.

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