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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cheshire Activities

You don’t have to look far in Cheshire to feel inspired – the county offers a huge range of unique experiences, particularly if you love the outdoors. So whether you’re a fan of walking, cycling, boating or horse riding, you’re unlikely to feel more at home than you will in Cheshire.

Sailing success

A trip to Cheshire would not be complete without exploring the significant canal network that was built during the Industrial Revolution to transport raw materials. 

Hiring a barge and cruising through the waterways (pictured) is increasingly popular. There are several companies that offer barges to hire, including the likes of Anglo Welsh Waterways Holidays and Heritage Narrowboats. Another option to explore the canals is to do so on foot, with the Middlewich Waterside Trail following the course of the canal for 3.4miles.

Indeed there are plenty of options for keen walkers, whether you want to explore the city of Chester by trekking along its Roman walls; or whether you want to join the Trans Pennine Trail that links the North and Irish Seas together and travels through several towns and villages. Cyclists are taken care of too, with the 176mile Cheshire Cycleway circling the entire county and passing by many of the region’s landmarks and key attractions.

Cheshire boasts an array of amazing golf courses that offer challenges for players of all abilities. For example, the Mere Golf Resort and Spa is an all-in-one location with a host of facilities after you have completed your 18 holes; while the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake on the Wirral has been the venue for many Open Championships and has received praise from luminaries such as Tiger Woods.

Take a tour

Chances are that if you book a stay in Cheshire, you won’t have time to pack in everything you want to see and do – for that, you’d simply have to move there! So what is the solution? To pack in as much as you can in a short space of time, the solution could be a Cheshire tour.

Some of the best include the Roman Tours which breathes life into history and offers a light hearted journey through the history of Chester; while the guided tours generally last for around 1.5hours with a variety of sightseeing and themed walks available.

If you’re really up for a challenge however, and don’t mind getting spooked, then check out the Chester Ghost Tour, which offers a night-time journey around the eeriest haunts in Chester with spine-chilling tales of things that go bump in the night.

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