Although it might be a little chilly outside, it’s a great time of year for getting outside and exploring the stunning countryside (especially if your New Year’s resolution was to get fit!) and in Cheshire we’re lucky enough to have plenty of it.

Whether you want a gentle stroll or something more strenuous, there is lots of great scenery to make your efforts it worthwhile. Tegg’s Nose Country Park is a great place for a walk. It’s on the site of an old stone quarry and sits in Cheshire’s Peak District with spectacular views; on a clear day you can even see Liverpool’s cathedrals and the Welsh hills.

There are plenty of routes to explore including the Tegg’s Nose Stroll, which takes about 1 hour, and Tegg’s Nose Trail, which will take you about half a day. It’s also a great base for walking up to the summit of Shutlingsloe for the more adventurous walkers out there. You can pick up guides from the on-site Visitor Centre where you’ll also find a lovely tea shop.

A forest walk is always enjoyable and perfect for all ages and abilities. Take the family to Delamere Forest where you can follow the Stick Man trail, follow one of the mapped out walking routes which includes an easy access trail, or just wander around the many paths exploring woodland and seeing what wildlife you can spot; there’s usually plenty of squirrels and birds around. The forest also welcomes cyclists so you can always pack your bike or hire one from TRACS, who are based by the café, and cycle your way around. It’s also home to Go Ape! tree top adventure and Forest Segway, which are open on various dates from February to November. Bollington is another great place for walking, the gateway to the Peak District National Park, and very picturesque.

There are plenty of circular walking routes to enjoy, including walks up to White Nancy, a Grade II listed landmark which was originally built as a summer house and sits on Kerridge Hill overlooking the town providing stunning views. Bollington also has a great range of cafés and pubs, including the Vale Inn, which are perfect for resting tired legs and refreshment stops.

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Teggs Nose Country Park
Country / Royal Park
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At Tegg’s Nose Country Park rock dominates the landscape. Dry stone walls and sturdy barns add to the dramatic character of the steeply sided valleys while many of the hill tops are pitted with old quarries.

Delamere Forest
Forest
Cycling in Delamere Forest

Delamere Forest is Cheshire's largest area of woodland and is a place for families to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in the heart of the forest.

Go Ape! Delamere Forest
Adventure Park / Playground
Get your adrenaline pumping at Go Ape! Delamere

Award-winning outdoor adventure activities for all the family. Set within beautiful forests, families and friends of all ages can unleash their inner Ape on our Tree Top Adventure.

Bollington
Cheshire Peak District
Bollington

Bollington nestles in the foothills of the Pennine range and is a gateway to the Peak District National Park. The town provides a great base for walking, cycling, boating and horseriding in the Peak District.

White Nancy
Historic Site
White Nancy

The White Nancy overlooks the village of Kerridge and town of Bollington.

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