Bosley Cloud


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Grade: Challenging
Distance: 4 km / 2 ½ mile
Time; 1 ½ – 2 hours
Start: Timbersbrook Picnic Site. OS grid reference SJ 895 627
Map: OS Explorer 268
Terrain: Rough paths, steps, rocky outcrops
Barriers: Squeeze stiles plus 2 step-over stiles

Bosley Cloud is a prominent hill situated within Cheshire’s Peak District on the border between Cheshire and Staffordshire. It is 343 metres (1,125 ft) in height making it one of the highest hills in the area and one of the best places to see spectacular views of Cheshire. 

Try this circular 4 km / 2½ mile walk right up onto the top of Bosley Cloud and experience stunning views over the Cheshire Plain.

Feel on top of the world after a little hard work walking up hill onto the summit of Bosley Cloud. You can see this outcrop from miles around and from the top you can see across the whole of the Cheshire Plan and along the gritstone ridge of Cheshire’s Peak District.

Visitor information

Location: Timbersbrook picnic site is located on Weathercock Lane in Timbersbrook, to the east of Congleton and signposted off the A54 Buxton Road. The postcode for Timbersbrook carpark for satnav is CW12 3PP, OS grid reference SJ 895 627.

Parking: Free car parking is available at Timbersbrook picnic site.

Public transport: There is a bus stop just outside the picnic site in Timbersbrook, served during the week by service number K80 from Congleton.

Refreshments and toilets: There are no facilities along the route, but there are pubs nearby at Dane in Shaw and Congleton


Full Address: Timbersbrook Picnic Area , Congleton , Cheshire , CW12 3PP


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