Top 5 Walks- Nice Walks in Cheshire

If you are looking for countryside walks with stunning views and heritage, Cheshire has a never ending list of options to choose from. At Enjoy Cheshire, we have chosen our favourite nice walks in Cheshire to help you decide. Whether you want an uphill trek, or leisurely stroll through forestry, we have created a rounded list for the perfect weekend walk.

Delamere Forest and Old Pale Hill

Delamere Forest is known across Cheshire for its wide variety of footpaths and cycle tracks. It is also a great option for those needing wheelchair access and for those with prams, as there are wheelchair accessible paths. You can have the best of both worlds when visiting Delamere Forest, there are flat trails which allow you to explore the forest and its stunning different lakes, and then you have uphill trails. The Old Pale trail is a great mix of flat terrain and uphill trek. From the Old Pale trail you can see across the seven different counties and take in the stunning views. To make the visit to Delamere even more enjoyable, there are outdoor adventure activities with Go Ape and the Delamere Forest Cafe, where you can indulge in delicious food and warm drinks. All of the paths are dog friendly and great for taking children. 

To find out more about parking prices, opening hours and facilities visit the Delamere Forest website here.

Alderley Edge

Visit the very affluent area of Alderley Edge and be impressed with stunning views of the Cheshire plains which you can see from the top of the Edge. Alderley Edge has a sandstone trail with history dating back to the Bronze Age, which adds a nice touch of heritage to your visit. Choose from the open pasture walks or through pine and beech woodland and complete the day by visiting one of the local cafes in the village of Alderley Edge. 

If you would like to find out more information on facilities and opening times, check out the website. 

Beeston Castle and Peckforton.

If you are wanting to go on a walk with plenty of history and heritage- following the trails around Peckforton and Beeston may fit your plans perfectly. The 4 mile walk runs beside the walls to the castle and then leads you into a woodland expanse. The sandstone trail makes it pretty straightforward to follow and you may come across The Pheasant Inn pub on your journey. The Pheasant Inn is one of Cheshires very popular pubs and has stunning views across the Cheshire plains, and makes a great stop off point for a quick drink. 

Check out The Pheasant Inn and the Beeston and Peckforton walking route here. 

Tegg’s Nose Country Park

Tegg’s Nose Country Park, located just outside of Macclesfield, is set across a 35 mile Gristone Trail which passes through Disley and Kidsgrove. There is plenty of local history at Tegg’s Nose, as it is where Quarrying used to take place during the 1500s up until the mid 1950’s. On the different trails you can take throughout Tegg’s nose, you will be able to see across the Welsh hills, across to the Manchester City Centre and see across to Liverpool on days where the weather is good. You can choose from level walks, to more challenging sloped walks up the Tegg’s Nose Summit. It is a great early morning weekend walk and is a great walk to take during the winter months where it snows as it has great sledging opportunities!

If you would like to find out more about Tegg’s Nose country park routes and facilities, visit the official website here. 

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey, located in Altrincham, is home to a 300 acre deer park, public gardens, a historic house and buildings. You can follow the accessible paths throughout the deer path, across the forestry and enjoy a leisurely picnic across the moat to the Georgian House. Visitors can visit the stunning ornate rooms which hold centuries of history. Dunham Massey is a great place to visit in the winter time with kids as there are Christmas lights and events held.

Visit the Dunham Massey website to see more facilities, shops and trails. 

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