Top Walks in Cheshire
Explore the stunning scenery and wildlife of the region by walking in Cheshire, with hundreds of walks to choose from to suit all ages and abilities we thought we would start with the 5 top places to walk near to Lakeside Caravan Park:
1. Delemere Forest, Cheshire’s largest area of woodland is an ideal place to go for a walk, with 6 waymarked paths. With dry sandstone paths, lots of mature pines to shade or shelter under depending upon the weather and the flooded forest of Blakemere attracting birds to watch.
Delamere Forest Park provides many easy to walk forest roads and trails ideal for families with children or the less able.
9 miles from Lakeside Caravan Park.
2. Tatton Park Explore the wonderful 1000 acre deer park on this walk in Knutsford where you’ll be able to see the rare-breed farm with cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, goats and donkeys up close. Tatton Park, the winner of Visit England’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014, is steeped in history and memories of world wars. Herds of red and fallow deer roam freely in 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of parkland whilst the meres, woodlands and rough grassland provide a perfect habitat for wildlife. The parkland is a stunning setting for a leisurely stroll, as are the 20 hectares (50 acres) of beautiful gardens reflecting over 250 years of garden design. This route follows ‘Billie the Beetle’ on a signed trail through one of the quiet woodlands on the estate.
Distance: : ¾mile (1.2km).
Time: ½ hour
Surface: Grass paths and woodland floor so you may find mud or tree roots on your way. There is a low 30m (33yds) long boardwalk just before the wood, offering a minimum width of 1.2m (4’).
Gradients: Generally level, though the path can be uneven.
15.3 miles from Lakeside Caravan Park
3. Knutsford Trail
Distance: 8km/ 5 miles
Time: 3 – 4 hours
Map: OS Explorer 268
Terrain: Flat and accessible, though may be muddy in wet weather
Toilets: Available at refreshment stops
This circular walk explores the beautiful and historic town of Knutsford as well as the grounds of Tatton Park. The walk combines a leisurely exploration of Knutsford Town and clearly defined footpaths through the grounds of Tatton Park where a range of optional, additional short walks highlight the beauty and history of the park.
17.3 miles from Lakeside Caravan Park
4. Beeston Crag This circular walk is 3.75 miles long and will take you around three and a half hours. It’s a fairly easy walk through Beeston and the stunning Peckforton Hills.
11 miles from Lakeside Caravan Park
5. Sandstone Trail Grade: Long distance
Distance: 18km/11 ¼ miles
Time: 5-6 hours
Map: OS Explorer 267
Stride out along the Sandstone Trail (AKA the sandstone ridge) and sample some of the finest walking in Cheshire. Follow the ridge of sandstone that rises dramatically from the Cheshire plain and enjoys this invigorating walk at any time of year.
The original Sandstone Trail officially opened in 1974. It has recently been extended so it now links the towns of Frodsham and Whitchurch. This not only makes it more accessible by public transport but also means you can enjoy some of the excellent facilities available in each town.
The Trail has been split into three sections of 18 or 19km or about 11miles which most people should find an enjoyable day’s walk.
Sandstone Trail Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6PN.
14.1 miles from Lakeside Caravan Park
Source: Visit Cheshire