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Monday 11th of January 2016
As a county, Cheshire is home to some of the best walks in the north west, with stunning scenery and wildlife in abundance its definitely worth a trip out in your Easirent hire car to take in some of the fresh country air. Here at Easirent we have compiled a list of our favourite walks in the county, for walkers of ranging abilities.
1. The Sandstone Trail
Located a 24 mile drive from our Easirent branch in Bootle, the Sandstone Trail is a long distance walk of 11 miles which is considered to be one of the finest walks in Cheshire. Originally opened in 1974,the Sandstone Trail follows the ridge of sandstone that rises from the Cheshire plain and it usually takes between five and six hours to complete. Linking the town of Frodsham and Whitchurch, the walk is easily accessible to the public, and there are plenty of places to park up your Easirent hire car before you begin.
2. Neston Town Trail
Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to Neston on the Wirral, which is just a 30 minute drive from our Bootle branch. This easy route takes walkers through the town of Neston, which was once a major port and more recently an important centre for coal mining in the north west. Nowadays Neston is a lovely little market town and is certainly a lovely place to explore on a weekend afternoon. The walk highlights some of the most intriguing buildings in the town ranging from the parish church, which has been providing services to the local community since the Domesday Book, and an ancient stone barn which dates from the 1500s.
3. Parkgate Walk
Situated very close to Neston, Parkgate offers stunning views across the Dee Estuary towards the Welsh hills. The Parkgate Walk is an easy three mile walk, which can be completed within two hours, and walkers can enjoy one of Parkgate’s famous ice-creams along the way. Once a bustling port, Parkgate now sits on a rich marshland, which provides some of the best bird watching spots in the north west.
4. Barthomley Ramble
Located slightly further afield, the Barthomley Ramble will take you an hour to reach in your Easirent hire car from our Bootle branch. The circular route starts and finishes in the village of Barthomley and passes by many small ponds, known as pits which were once marl pits. Explore the stunning Cheshire countryside on this walk, and learn about the village of Barthomley along the way.
5. Walking the Wildside
Swap your Easirent hire car for your hiking boots and set off on this long distance walk which begins in the South Cheshire countryside. The area, which was once one of the most extensive examples of peat land in the county is now home to some of the finest ancient hedgerows and mysterious mosses. Along the way you will pass by Haslington Hall, a stunning Tudor house which was built in 1545 by Admiral Sir Francis Vernon.