Go walking in North Cheshire


Go walking for free in woodlands, parks and nature reserves within North Cheshire



The Mersey Forest is an expanding collection of woodlands and green spaces within Merseyside and North Cheshire. We have walk ideas from gentle strolls to longer hikes through woodland both ancient and brand new. 

There are a whole host of woodlands within the Forest, from dramatic pine forest to small, calm urban oasis. Relax, enjoy nature and get a proven boost to your wellbeing by walking in woodland.


You can explore The Mersey Forest in our Things To Do section. There are plenty of walks and cycle routes to download and print.

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The whole aim of The Mersey Forest is to plant more trees across the area, helping to make Merseyside and North Cheshire into one of the best places to live in the UK. If you'd like to see the forest expand, please join us or support us with a donation.


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Walk in Northwich Woodlands 


Northwich Woodlands is made up of nine different countryside sites to the north of Northwich, each with a different character and history. The Weaver Navigation and the Trent and Mersey canal flow through the heart of the woodlands and they're close to fascinating heritage attractions like the Anderton Boat Lift and Lion Salt Works. 


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Walk in Risley Moss 


Wild and mysterious, the 220 acres that make up Risley Moss are a last remnant of the boggy wastelands that once covered much of north Cheshire. Explore woodlands and ancient peat bogs, climb the Observation Tower for a panoramic view of the mosslands at tree top height, or spend a few minutes watching wildlife from the Woodland Hide – in winter you may see twenty or more different bird species.


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