6 great woodland walks in Cheshire
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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.
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.
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 prusuits in the great outdoors.
Trentabank Woods and Tegg's Nose Country Park
This circular walk from Trentabank taking in the climb over Teggs Nose, passes by resrvoirs, woodlands and peaks as well as section of the Gritstone Trail.
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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.
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.
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.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.