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What better way is there to end a Cheshire countryside walk than in a traditional pub with all of your loved ones?

We have selected the best pub walks in Cheshire so you simply have to pull on your walking boots and look forward to the grub and pint that awaits your arrival.

Our chosen Cheshire pub walks are interlaced with enchanting woodland, a mosaic of agricultural land and picturesque rivers and canals, each combined with the opportunity to get cosy in front of an open fire and tuck into a well-deserved dish.

Read on to discover 6 of the best pub walks in Cheshire…. 

1. Beeston Castle Walk

Beeston Castle, Chesire

Offering captivating views of two castles along the way is this superb circular walk in Cheshire, beginning at the Pheasant Inn.

Look forward to discovering the pretty scenery of Peckforton Mere to the right and to Peckforton Castle to the left on a section of this walk before you reach a wooded slope of the Peckforton Hills and climbing up to Beeston Castle.

Continue along the Sandstone Trail as it climbs gradually before descending to a metalled lane where a series of pretty cottages and the much-welcomed Pheasant Inn awaits you.

Pub: The Pheasant Inn
Distance: 4 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

2. Aldford Walk

aldford iron bridge, Cheshire

This scenic pub walk boasts a wealth of history and precious scenery, as well as a charming pub with an austere Victorian appearance waiting for you at the end.

This Cheshire circular walk begins at the Grosvenor Arms before you explore the village of Aldford peppered with 17th century houses and pretty gardens. As you pass through the grass section of this walk you will be met by the iron bridge which takes you over the River Dee and was designed by Thomas Telford.

Follow the path with the River Dee to your right where the river banks are lined with Himalayan Balsam, a beautiful plant with pink flowers. After here, you will walk through a woodland section before finding yourself back in the village centre.

Pub: The Grosvenor Arms
Distance: 2.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy

3. Bunbury Walk

Bunbury Watermill

Promising a simple, yet picturesque loop around the Cheshire countryside with peaceful stretches throughout is this walk ending at the Dysart Arms pub with an open fire to get cosy next to.

Leaving the pub car park follow the road towards the church until you meet a large hillside grassy pasture. Head across the field before entering a woodland area which leads to the red brick mill. If you are following this Cheshire walk on a Sunday, Bunbury Mill is open and is working, so you may catch a glimpse of the waterwheel and the rumble of mill stones.

From here, you cross the weir before walking along three sections of green pastures and emerging on a quiet lane which winds its way up the hill towards the pub.

Pub: The Dysart Arms
Distance: 3 miles
Difficulty: Easy but with sections with challenging terrain

4. Macclesfield Forest Walk

Macclesfield Forest

Boasting breath-taking views over the Cheshire Plain and across the Cheshire Peak District, this challenging, yet rewarding circular walk offers a memorable day out for any keen walkers.

As you trek along the woodland paths be immersed by a diverse landscape offering a blend of open moorland, craggy hills and a range of wildlife. After following the bridleway signposted ‘Sadler’s Way’ you will pass the Leather’s Smithy pub and views of Tegg’s Nose can be enjoyed from here.

After the walking past the Ridgegate reservoir head along the bridleway taking you up to a viewpoint over the Cheshire Plain, Macclesfield Forest and the reservoirs.

At the bottom of this track you will be met again by the pub, where you can refuel with a spot of lunch before continuing along the bridleway into Tegg’s Nose Country Park.

Pub: Leather’s Smithy
Distance: 10 miles
Difficulty: Challenging

5. Dunham Massey Walk

Deer Park

One of our easier pub walks in Cheshire allows you and your loved ones to discover a collection of veteran trees and explore the home of a herd of more than 150 fallow deer.

Enter Durham Massey, a National Trust owned park and being your walk from the Clock Tower. Follow the road up the slope, where a 16th century watermill can be found on your left before turning right and heading to Langham Obelisk.

From here, the deer sanctuary awaits you taking you past the Island Pool to Middle Avenue. After following the path all the way to Charcoal Drive head back towards to mansion where a collection of ornamental trees completes the walk.

A stone’s throw away from the National Trust car park lies the Swan with Two Nicks, where you will be delighted to find rustic beams, delicious home-cooked food and real ales.

Pub: Swan with Two Nicks
Distance: 2.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy

6. Maiden Castle


This free Cheshire walk blends the elements of heathland and woodland, with the highlights of the walk including the Iron Age hillfort of Maiden Castle.

Begin the walk from the pub before you enter a field and pass an endearing section of woodland. Continue along the path where you will catch glimpses of Old Broxton Old Hall. This Cheshire walk will then take you to a National Trust waymark and heads briefly downhill.

Cross the path where you will be met with by rocky outcrops which will take you up to Maiden Castle. Continue along the Sandstone Trail and into the woodland before making your way back to the delights of Egerton Arms.

Pub: The Egerton Arms
Distance: 5.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

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Image Credits: Mike Peel – (CC-BY-SA-4.0); Jeff Buck – (CC BY-SA 2.0); Chris Allen(CC BY-SA 2.0)

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