Gritstone Trail Accommodation and Other Services
The Gritstone Trail is a 35 mile long-distance footpath connecting Disley in Cheshire to Kidsgrove in Staffordshire. It is a short but challenging route, with much of the upland above 1,000ft, and takes in Lyme Park, Sponds Hill, Tegg’s Nose Croker Hill and Mow Cop. The energy expended is fully rewarded by magnificent views of the Cheshire Plain.
Gritstone Trail Mileages and Services Table
Please click on a location to open the page displaying Accommodation, Camping, Pub and Restaurant information for that location. An Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map link has been included at each location; once the link is clicked, the map can be dragged and the scale adjusted. For each service an address and contact number is given, and wherever possible that service’s proximity to the Gritstone Trail.
NOTE: Figures after the `+’ sign indicates miles off route
|LOCATION(Click on a location to view details of services for that location)||CUMULATIVE
|Disley||–||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Train,Bus|
|Bollington||6 + ¾||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Rainow||8¼ + ¼||B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Higher Sutton||12¾||Hotel, Pub, Restaurant|
|Rushton Spencer||20½ + 1||Hotel, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Congleton||26¼ + 1½||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Train,Bus|
|Dane in Shaw||27||Pub|
|Mow Cop||30¾||B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Scholar Green||33||Pub, Restaurant, Bus|
|Kidsgrove||35||Pub, Restaurant, Train, Bus|
Notes on Gritstone Trail Accommodation
We have listed the accommodation for each location in our Gritstone Trail Mileage and Services Table below. Simply click on a location to open the page displaying the details of accommodation, camping, pubs, restaurants and public transport available at that location, including addresses and contact info
We display a wide range of accommodation type, e.g. B&B, Guest House, Hotel, Inn, Hostel, Self catering, camping, etc., but inevitably in some locations the accommodation is limited. Not all accommodation will offer evening meals; this needs to be ascertained with the individual landlords. B&B (Bed and Breakfast) is almost always within the same house, farm, etc. as the people who run it. Guest Houses are usually expected to be grander than B&B, but are not necessarily so. Hotels are grander still, and with the expected higher cost, although there is a range of hotel quality. Hostels offer the most basic of accommodation above Bunk-House and Camping, and are therefore among the cheapest. Quite often some cleaning is required on the part of the resident.
We have included Camping, although there are relatively few official campsites. We advise telephoning the individual sites for info on facilities. Also, it may well be worth telephoning farmhouse B&B to enquire about camping.
We are always looking to improve our information, and welcome Gritstone trail accommodation recommendations.
Gritstone Trail Restaurants and Pubs
Some ramblers will be content to stay in their B&B in the evening and relax. Others will want to explore the villages and towns and sample the pubs and restaurants of the Gritstone Trail. Luckily, many pubs serve good food, and at a reasonable cost. As mentioned above, there is plenty of stopping points along the route, whether for food or drink, and we have attempted to give as much information as possible on Gritstone Trail pubs and restaurants, especially regarding pubs serving real ale and/or food. However, restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Please let us know if our information is out of date.
Please refer to the table below for pubs, restaurants and other services along the Gritstone Trail.
Gritstone Trail Guidebooks & Maps
CLICK HERE for the best Gritstone Trail guidebooks and maps, and the facility for buying them online.
Gritstone Trail Links
Discover the Gritstone Trail
By Cheshire East Council. Has much information on the route and path updates.
We welcome suggestions for circular walks along the Gritstone Trail. Please give us as much info as possible, eg distance, refreshment stops, description etc and we will add a map and a link.
Photographs and Logs
John Hennessy: Gritstone Trail
A personal log with excellent photos
Tom and Jimmy: Gritstone Trail
A personal log with photos
We would like to display as many photographs of the Gritstone Trail as possible, and there is always room for your photographs and walk logs – just email them to us. Alternatively, if you have them online you can send us the link.
Gritstone Trail Updates and Recommendations
RambleFest welcomes updates and recommendations. Please contact us with details. All our listings are free.