Great Walking Routes Near Chester

Feb 4, 2018

Cheshire has some of the best countryside the UK has to offer. So, when you just can’t face any more shopping trips, why not head out on one of these wonderful walking routes near Chester?


Something easy for beginners here. The quiet village of Parkgate sits on the edge of the Dee Estuary, one of Britain’s most celebrated spots for water-based wildlife.

This quick and easy route is pretty flat all around, which means you can see for miles across the estuary basin.

Some of the rarest birds in the country flock here, so take your camera.

Bickerton Hill

Speaking of cameras, Bickerton Hill has some of the best views in the county.

May not be one for the absolute beginner out there, but if you’re reasonably fit you should be able to tackle this popular route.

The Sandstone Trail runs right over the top of the twin hills here, making it a go-to spot for hikers.

You can supposedly see all the way to Liverpool on a clear day.

Tarvin Community Woodland

This quaint little woodland route is maintained by the local community group.

Here you’ll find wild meadows, well-kept verges and wildlife-rich woodland, all on a short walk that can be wrapped up in a few hours.

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Delamere Forest

Another immensely popular spot, the expansive woodland of Delamere is always packed with walkers and bikers alike.

Located on the Sandstone Trail, Cheshire’s largest area of woodland is a rich haven for wildlife.

There’s plenty of paths to choose from, covering a varying level of difficulty.

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Tatton Park

The 2000 acre estate may be more commonly associated with its shows and events nowadays, but the expansive grounds of this Cheshire mansion still offer great options for a weekend stroll.

There are beautiful gardens, a rare breeds farm, and stunning landscaped parklands with deer roaming freely.

Castle Park, Frodsham

Another country estate turned public park. Castle Park House, on the outskirts of Frodsham.

Perfect for a Sunday morning wander, followed by a visit to the Park’s charming tea rooms.

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey, near Altrincham, has a little bit for everyone; well-kept gardens, a deer park, woodlands, and the country house.

The Hall is set in picturesque grounds, and a walk around the estate is a relatively easy saunter.

Beeston Crag

At just under four miles, you’ll be needing a good afternoon for Beeston Crag. You can follow the circular route all the way around starting from the ruins of the 13th century Beeston Castle.

The route crosses the Sandstone Trail, passes over the Peckforton Hills, and takes in some stunning Cheshire scenery that makes it well worth the effort.

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