Northwich Woodlands

Parking (at Marbury, Anderton, Witton Mill, Carey Park, Hopyards and Furey Wood)
Mostly level, well surfaced paths.

Northwich Woodlands: 01606 77741

The Northwich Woodlands is an area of vibrant and accessible countryside stretching from the town's doorstep to Marbury Country Park. It was created from what was once largely derelict land and is now made up of nine countryside sites each with a different character and history.

There's plenty to do and see for spending the day with friends and family; walking, nature watching and picnics; it's a fantastic place to explore.

The Weaver Navigation and the Trent and Mersey canal flow through the heart of the Northwich Woodlands adding further variety to the landscape. These two historic waterways are linked by the famous Anderton Boat Lift; a feat of Victorian engineering.

Finding your way around

Northwich woodlands has an extensive network of paths. You can explore by walking, cycling or horse riding in a traffic-free environment. Much of the area is gently undulating with many gradients reduced to make the paths suitable for families with prams or visitors in wheelchairs.

Northwich Woodlands map

Our suggested walks

Carey Park and Witton Mill (easy)
Marbury Country Park and Anderton Boat Lift (moderate)
Marbury Country Park to the Flashes (challenging)

Local heritage attractions

Take a trip on the Anderton Boat Lift or discover the story of salt at the award-winning Lion Salt Works.

Planted here: Blackthorn
Long associated with witchcraft, it is said that witches' wands and staffs were made using blackthorn wood. This large deciduous shrub packs a punch with its bark being covered in dense, spiny thorns. Don't get tangled!

More information

Anderton Nature Park, Marbury Country Park and Furey Wood are managed by voluntary groups in conjunction with the local authority. Get involved.

Photo © McCoy Wynne