Our Calorie Calculator estimates how many Calories you will burn using Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values from Compendium of Physical Activities. The Compendium idenitifes the relative energy cost of undertaking various activities compared with doing nothing. We then combine this with your weight and the estimated duration of the activity, taking into account the length of the route and the hills involved, to estimate the total Calories burned.
When selecting an Activity setting, select the speed you would normally travel at on flat ground.
Please remember, the estimated number of Calories is just a guide and the actual number of Calories burned may vary depending on other factors such as weather and terrain.
This route can be downloaded in the following formats (click to download):
Stage 5 of the GM Ringway, Greater Manchester's long-distance walking route, takes us right to the edge of the Peak District.
The shorter version of the trail is only 5.8 miles long. The longer version (7.8 miles long, shown as a diversion on the map) uses lovely paths to visit Lyme Park and its famous hall.
- Colourful forest paths in Middle Wood and Disleybank Wood
- Sections of the pretty Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals
- Quiet paths along Bollinghustr Brook
- Heritage and classic scenery in Lyme Park with its Grade I-listed hall
- Fine views towards Mellor Moor and the Peak from Marple Ridge
- The old calico-printing settlement of Strines.
There are more ups and downs than on previous stages, particularly in Disleybank Wood and along the ridge in Lyme Park, and again muddy sections after wet weather.
Both route options include more ups and downs than the previous stages, though the only steep paths are in Disleybank Wood. There will, of course, be muddy sections after wet weather, though another diversion indicates one option for missing the worst of the mud.
Please be careful to observe all signs for rights of way when following other people's routes, as we cannot guarantee that they do not cross private or hazardous land.
Please also be considerate and mindful of the interests of local residents when parking and following routes.
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