Walking Britain graphic

Kettleshulme & Sponds Hill
Introduction to Walk 2528

Photo from the walk - Kettleshulme & Sponds Hill

Nat Park - Peak District

County/Area - Cheshire

Author - Mike Bexley

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 1600 feet / 485 metres

Grade - moderate

The Cheshire sector of the Peak District National Park is often seen as uninteresting and this route goes some way to dispel this myth. The route does have a couple of lengthy steep ascents towards the end but effort is rewarded with excellent and varied landscapes. Conditions underfoot can be very wet after heavy rain so appropriate footwear is essential. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

Maps   Ordnance Survey Logo   Anquet Maps Logo

Ordnance Survey Explorer OL1Sheet Map1:25kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Explorer OL1Digital Map1:25kBUY MAP
Ordnance Survey Explorer OL24Sheet Map1:25kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Explorer OL24Digital Map1:25kBUY MAP
Ordnance Survey Landranger 118Sheet Map1:50kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Landranger 118Digital Map1:50kBUY MAP
Ordnance Survey Landranger 119Sheet Map1:50kBUY MAP
Anquet OS Landranger 119Digital Map1:50kBUY MAP

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 2329
1.9 miles / 3.0 km away
The Disley Lanes from Lyme Park
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 1474
1.9 miles / 3.0 km away
Park Moor and Birchencliff from Lyme Park
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.3 miles / 11.8 km
Walk 1481
1.9 miles / 3.0 km away
Dale Top (Park Moor) from Lyme Park
Grade - easy
Length - 6.3 miles / 10.2 km
Walk 2605
2.0 miles / 3.2 km away
White Nancy & Saddle of Kerridge Nr Bollington
Grade - easy
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1233
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
Shining Tor & Windgather Rocks from Lamaload
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2527
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
Kettleshulme & Taxal Edge from Lamaload
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2523
3.4 miles / 5.4 km away
Black Rocks & Bollinhurst Reservoir from Disley
Grade - easy
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 2567
3.4 miles / 5.4 km away
Lyme Park & Dissop Head from Disley
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2557
3.5 miles / 5.6 km away
Lyme Park from Poynton
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2576
4.3 miles / 6.9 km away
Fernilee Reservoir, Goyt Valley
Grade - easy
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Dark Peak Walks

Dark Peak WalksGuidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys.
More information

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

the people's poncho

A durable, lightweight, stylish and compact alternative to traditional waterproofs ideal for walkers with 10% Discount. More info.

Christmas Gift Ideas

The Ordnance Survey Christmas Gift Shop has a wide range of great gifts perfect for walkers. More Info

New to Walking?

Click for a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.