A walk in my home county: the Middlewood Way

Explore one of England’s ‘Walkers are Welcome’ towns on this delightful 2½-mile circular route. 

Waterway wandering: England’s prettiest canal walks

Take it slow and savour these pockets of tranquility.

A grand day out: the best stately homes in Cheshire

The county is blessed when it comes to impressive manor houses.

A Slow day in… Chester

Steeped in history – Roman, medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian – Chester is a charming place to wander down the ages.

Exploring Cheshire’s outdoor attractions

We take a tour of the county’s lesser-known trails, nature reserves and forests.

The Heart of the Plain

The Anderton Boat Lift is a truly impressive feat of Victorian engineering © Marketing Cheshire The green heart of Cheshire, pocked with meres and mosses, is also a handy jump-off point for the nearby salt towns of Middlewich and Northwich. The Cheshire Plain has two tales to tell. To the east, it is the story…

Chester & Wirral

Chester is an eye-catching Roman city on the River Dee with medieval walls and shopping rows, and offers a good base for visiting Wirral, too. Chester may be small compared with many other British cities, but it has had a big impact locally and nationally down the centuries. The largest of the Roman forts in…

South Cheshire

Peckforton Castle is well positioned atop a high ridge © Philip Bird LRPS CPAGB, Shutterstock Great walking and cycling with panoramic views is guaranteed in the hills of Sandstone Ridge, with forts and ancient villages to explore. South Cheshire runs from the outskirts of Chester to Nantwich, via the borders of Wales and Shropshire and…

Mersey & Northwest Cheshire

For every chemical works or power station that blights the landscape, there’s a quarry turned nature reserve or postcard-pretty village. Much of the northwest corner of the county belies the typically rural image of Cheshire, dominated as it is by the large towns of Warrington, Widnes and Runcorn that flank the Mersey and Manchester Ship…

Macclesfield & the Peak District

This corner of Cheshire, bumping up against the Pennines, gets gradually wilder the further inland you head. To the west of the Macclesfield Canal it’s still gently rolling and pastoral, while to the east things get more extreme. Here, lush green fields and grazing cattle give way to dark wild moors and wind-whipped sheep; pretty…