Thirty five miles in a day was a tough call and the longest I have ever considered. Throw on top of that the hottest day of the year and lack of reprovisioning stops.

The route runs between Disley and Kidsgrove Train Station so is easy to access but given the distance it is for the summer only needing at least 14 hours of daylight.

The route runs through quiet rural Cheshire along a gritstone ridge for a lot of its length. The two of us took a south-north route though most do it north-south. The main landmarks are Mow Cop, Bosley Cloud, Sutton Common, Teggs Nose, White Nancy and across Lymm Park before dipping down to Disley.

It was quite tough and it took 13 hours 15 minutes. While it follows a ridge there is a lot of up and down. There is one section between Bosley Cloud and Teggs Nose that drops down between ridges for a fair few miles and is a bit of a slog. Never the less, for those who are into long distance walking and want to do something challenging in a day, it’s perfect.

Details can be found here; www.discoverthegritstonetrail.co.uk

Fancy more of a challenge on this route then do it as a race; http://beyondmarathon.com/gritstone-grind/

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Comment by Derek Kenyon on July 29, 2013 at 17:30

Nice one Nigel, I'm sure it will interest a few. D

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