These 20 circular walks vary in length from 3 ½ to 7 ½ miles and are enjoyable all year the round. The author has divided the routes into seasons to show each at its very best. In spring, Macclesfield Forest is dotted with heron’s nests and the woods near Dutton are a sea of bluebells. On a summer’s day you can spot seals near Hilbre Island and enjoy the wonderful views of Cheshire’s Peak District. Autumn brings deep-bronzed beech woods around Alderley Edge and Anderton. To see merlins and pink-footed geese at Parkgate saltmarshes or admire the carpet of snowdrops at Dunham Massey you should visit in winter.