With almost 2,000 miles of footpaths, bridleways and other public rights of way, Cheshire promises lots of memorable walks, from short and easy circular walks to long distance paths and walking routes, such as the popular Sandstone Trail.

Cheshire offers a surprising range and variety of walks.

The Cheshire landscape embraces everything even the most demanding walker wants: quiet paths, bridleways, green lanes and long distance trails through ancient forests and woodlands, past pools, meres and mosses, alongside rivers and canals, and over sandstone hills bright with heather, bilberry and gorse.

Varied Landscapes

There are undulating, oak-dotted pastures, quiet woods and copses, sandstone outcrops and panoramic views eastwards across the Cheshire Plain to the Peaks and Pennines, and westwards over the Dee valley to the Welsh hills and the distant mountains of Snowdonia. No wonder Cheshire is popular with walkers.

Enjoy walks from popular centres such as Chester, Frodsham, Tarporley, Warrington, Nantwich and Northwich, as well as paths in Delamere Forest, along the central sandstone ridge, and over the high heather moors of the Peaks and Pennines in the east.

Sandwiched between the broad Dee Estuary and the Mersey, the Wirral peninsula boasts atmospheric walks along its wildlife-rich shore, with stunning panoramic views to the Welsh hills. There are plenty of walks here for everyone.For a selection of the best, buy a copy of either Short Walks from Wirral Villages, or Circular Walks in Wirral.