6 great woodland walks in Cheshire

Windmill Wood near Alderley Edge by Howard Bradbury

Windmill Wood near Alderley Edge by Howard Bradbury - Credit: Archant

Woodland walking is a fine way to explore the outdoors at at any time of the year, there is an abundance of wildlife in the warmer months to an explosion of colour in the autumn. We’ve picked half a dozen of our favourites of these from our archives.

A pond in Windmill Wood at Alderley Edge by Howard Bradbury

A pond in Windmill Wood at Alderley Edge by Howard Bradbury - Credit: Archant

Windmill Wood and Alderley Edge
Ramble through the mysterious woodlands of Alderley Edge, experience the local folklore that surrounding famous landmarks such as the Wizard's Well.
Click here to view the details of the Alderley Edge walk

Macclesfield Forest by Hollie Beresford

Macclesfield Forest by Hollie Beresford - Credit: Archant

Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough
Macclesfield Forest is what remains of the Royal Forest of Macclesfield. The days of hunting are now well gone and the area is now popular for those seeking more leisurely pursuits in the great outdoors.
Click here to view the details of the Wildboarclough walk

Trentabank woods by Keith Carter

Trentabank woods by Keith Carter - Credit: Archant

Trentabank Woods and Tegg's Nose Country Park
This circular walk from Trentabank taking in the climb over Tegg's Nose, passes by reservoirs, woodlands and peaks as well as section of the Gritstone Trail.
Click here to view the details of the Tegg's Nose Country Park walk

Delamere Forest by Paul Taylor

Delamere Forest by Paul Taylor - Credit: Archant

Delamere Forest and Old Pale Hill
The medieval forests of Mara and Mondrem once stretched over 60 square miles, modern day Delamere Forest is still the largest area of woodland in Cheshire and the location of two Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Click here to view the details of the Delamere walk

Styal Woods by Howard Bradbury

Styal Woods by Howard Bradbury - Credit: Archant

Chapel Woods and Styal
Follow the Bollin as it meanders through this pretty woodland, the river also brought industry to this area and you can see plenty of evidence of this on this peaceful walk.
Click here to view the details of the Styal walk

Marbury Country Park by Alison Hamlin-Hughes

Marbury Country Park by Alison Hamlin-Hughes - Credit: Archant

Marbury Country Park
In the heart of Cheshire lies Marbury Country Park, which was once the grounds of the Marbury Hall estate. The park sits within the Northwich Woodlands, an area of 350 hectares of parkland to explore and discover with a multitude of different walks for everyone.
Click here to view details of walks in Marbury Country Park

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.