7 Parks to explore in Cheshire
Cheshire, a geographic and historic county and former administrative county of northwestern England. The county covers 905 square miles and has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages supporting the agricultural and other industries which produce Cheshire cheese, salt, chemicals, and silk.
.Apedale Community Country Park is a 454-acre country park in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. The park offers a varied landscape of woodland, meadows, and pools crossed by many paths and tracks. Overlooking the park is a memorial in the form of a pit wheel dedicated to the mine workers of Staffordshire. This is the newest country park in Staffordshire in what was once a hive of industrial activity.
Dunham Massey’s deer park covers an area of 192.7 acres and features formal avenues, woodland, and parkland. Its pasture-woodland is occupied by a herd of fallow deer that have been resident in the park for hundreds of years. The Gardens at Dunham Massey are home to historic features such as an Orangery, Pump House, Victorian Bark House, and the remains of an Elizabethan Mount. Snowdrops, daffodils, and bluebells provide an ever-changing landscape of colors and scents.
Marbury Country Park is a country park in Cheshire, England. It lies in the heart of Northwich Community Woodlands, an integral part of the Mersey Forest. You can wander along the mere with splendid views over the water to the church at Great Budworth, or explore the arboretum and community orchard. Children will enjoy the play area, close to the picnic area.
The National Trust's Lyme Park, Cheshire, is a magnificent house and estate on the edge of the Peak District. This Elizabethan house was developed and extended in c.1725-35 by Giacomo Leoni for Peter Legh, whose family had held land here since the 14th century. The house is the largest in Cheshire,and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.
Royden Park is a large area of parkland adjacent to Thurstaston Common, which offers a wide range of activities and facilities. The woodlands are home to a wide variety of resident birds such as woodpeckers, owls, and treecreepers. The meadows support many wildflowers including orchids. Roodee Mere is stocked with carp regularly and is open for fishing for permit holders.
The Sandstone Trail is one of the finest and most popular long-distance walks in North West England. It offers 34 miles/55 kilometers of superb, unbroken walking over some of the finest countrysides in Cheshire and northern Shropshire. Much of the route follows the Mid Cheshire Ridge but in places, the trail also passes through the Cheshire Plain, including farmland, woodland, and canal towpaths.
Wepre Park is an ancient woodland rich in wildlife and history. With a great playground, visitor center, woodland walks, the ruins of Ewloe Castle and fascinating history, geology and wildlife to discover, you’ll find plenty of family things to do and enjoy at this countryside site in Flintshire. It is a greatly valued green space for the residents of Connahs Quay, and is used by over 200,000 visitors from across the region annually.