Outdoor activities in Cheshire

The wide open green spaces of Cheshire are home to some of England’s most beautiful sights, from wild, sprawling landscapes to immaculately kept gardens in the shadow of historic houses. Perfect for getting out and about in Cheshire, our guide to the local outdoors features some of the lesser-known highlights (as well as one or two more famous attractions).

Arley Hall

Arley Hall

45-min drive from Alvaston Hall, CW9 6NA
Created over the course of 250 years, the gardens at Arley Hall feature a daffodil and wild flower meadow, walled garden, lime avenue, scented garden, and of course the stately home itself, with a grand staircase, intricate stained glass windows and grand hall.

Tatton Park

Tatton Park

40-min drive from Alvaston Hall, WA16 6QN
Stretching across 725 acres (as big as Monaco), Trentham Gardens features a floral labyrinth, award-winning Italian gardens, natural grasslands, Trentham lake (one mile long and designed by Capability Brown) and the ruins of the old Trentham Hall.

Trentham Gardens

Trentham Gardens

30-min drive from Alvaston Hall, ST4 8JG
Stretching across 725 acres (as big as Monaco), Trentham Gardens features a floral labyrinth, award-winning Italian gardens, natural grasslands, Trentham lake (one mile long and designed by Capability Brown) and the ruins of the old Trentham Hall.

Queen's Park

Queens Park

10-min drive from Alvaston Hall, CW2 7JS
A National Heritage site, Queens Park is a wide, open green space with an ornamental lake in the centre. With a man-made waterfall, gentle fountains, stone statues and a Victorian clock tower, this easy-to-get-to parkland is perfect for a quiet summers day.

Walking in Cheshire

We’ve partnered with ViewRanger to create walking routes for all levels of ability – click below for more info and a selection of walks near our hotels.

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