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.

View routes



In our grounds and gardens

A cursory look at our grounds will reveal pristine flowerbeds, easy walking routes and a gently trickling stream. But look a little closer and you’ll find some hidden treasures – we asked our team to pick three of the best for you.

Golf at Alvaston Hall Hotel

Golf course

Having opened for the first time in 1989, Alvaston Hall Golf Club has matured well over the years into one of the finest courses in Cheshire, with plenty of challenges at every nook and cranny to provide any golfer with a sound and thorough test of their game.



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