10 great riverside walks in and around Cheshire

Chester The Groves by Pete Lawless

Chester The Groves by Pete Lawless - Credit: Archant

There are few finer things than exploring the countryside surrounding the many rivers situated across the county.

The River Dane near Wincle

The River Dane near Wincle - Credit: Archant

River Dane

This walk from Wincle explores the Cheshire part of the Peak District and takes in part of the route of the River Dane.

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Early morning at the Groves Chester by Pete Lawless

Early morning at the Groves Chester by Pete Lawless - Credit: Archant

River Dee

A great walk around the heart of the city of Chester which follows the River Dee and takes in some historic sites.

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Hale Lighthouse Sunset by David Baker

Hale Lighthouse Sunset by David Baker - Credit: Archant

River Mersey

This walk around the village of Hale, (not the one near Altrincham) explores the wildlife and spectacular views across the Mersey estuary.

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Signs to the Nantwich Riverside loop

Signs to the Nantwich Riverside loop - Credit: Archant

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River Weaver

This water themed walk from Nantwich allows you to experience both the Shropshire Union Canal and the River Weaver.

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The River Weaver near Bostock Green

The River Weaver near Bostock Green - Credit: Archant

River Weaver

Another walk exploring the River Weaver, this one takes you to what was once the centre of Cheshire - Bostock Green - between Northwich and Middlewich.

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The River Bollin near Styal

The River Bollin near Styal - Credit: Archant

River Bollin

We head for Styal for a walk which combines river and woodland with the din of international air travel, the River Bollin s very pretty as it meanders through this woodland close to Quarry Bank Mill.

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The River Bollin near Prestbury

The River Bollin near Prestbury - Credit: Archant

River Bollin

The leafy village of Prestbury is another opportunity to experience the River Bollin as it runs through the west side of the popular spot.

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Marple Bridge and the River Goyt

Marple Bridge and the River Goyt - Credit: Archant

River Goyt

Another walk that takes in more than one significant waterway. This route takes us along the Peak Forest Canal and beside the River Goyt in Marple.

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Bridge over the River Etherow

Bridge over the River Etherow - Credit: Archant


River Etherow

Another walk close to Marple that also takes in the Peak Forest Canal as well as the River Etherow.

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The River Gowy

The River Gowy - Credit: Archant

River Gowy

A walk that runs just outside of Chester, takes in sections of the River Gowy.

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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.

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