6 walks close to stately homes in Cheshire

The gardens at Arley Hall by Michael Schofield

The gardens at Arley Hall by Michael Schofield - Credit: Archant

If you’re visiting one of the many stately homes Cheshire, make a day of it by taking a walk in the surrounding areas.

Great Budworth by Gillian Baker

Great Budworth by Gillian Baker - Credit: Archant

Arley Hall
The village of Great Budworth was part of the Arley Hall estate for centuries and this walk starts begins close to the stately home. Visit the famous George and Dragon pub which dates back to the 17th century.
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The Cage at Lyme Park by Kate Warrington

The Cage at Lyme Park by Kate Warrington - Credit: Archant

Lyme Hall
Lyme Park has a deer park of over 1,000 acres which is a favourite for walkers. We have two treks that run close to the estate, one that heads east towards Poynton and one that starts out at Disley and into the Peak District with views of Lyme Park and White Nancy.
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The towers and turrets of Capesthorne Hall by Gillian Baker

The towers and turrets of Capesthorne Hall by Gillian Baker - Credit: Archant

Capesthorne Hall
Capesthorne Hall is a majestic building that lies just a few miles west of Macclesfield, and some extensive grounds and gardens that you can visit. We have two walks that head south of the estate , one to nearby Siddington and another a little further afield at Marton.
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Church of St. James the Great in Gawsworth by Gillian Baker

Church of St. James the Great in Gawsworth by Gillian Baker - Credit: Archant

Gawsworth Hall
Gawsworth Hall is of almost equal distance to the popular towns of Macclesfield and Congleton and Shutlingsloe in the Peak District. You can head north and explore the wildlife at Danes Moss or go south to visit the village of North Rode.
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Rooftops of Little Moreton Hall by Jane Jennings

Rooftops of Little Moreton Hall by Jane Jennings - Credit: Archant

Little Moreton Hall
Head towards Little Moreton Hall, Congleton from the village of Astbury and take in one of our historic waterways in the form of the Macclesfield Canal. Mow Cop can be seen on the horizon and is only a short distance away from the Hall.
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The Old Mill within the gorunds of Dunham Park by Michael Harrison

The Old Mill within the gorunds of Dunham Park by Michael Harrison - Credit: Archant

Dunham Massey
Dunham Massey is just west of Altrincham, our walk starts out at the estate and heads south to the village of Little Bollington while passing sections of the Bridgewater Canal and the River Bollin.
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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.