Explore Cheshire the smart way
With a long and prestigious history reaching back into the middle ages Cheshire has a wealth of places to visit and things to see from Iron Age hill forts and Roman fortresses to modern day sporting victories and Europe’s largest motorcycling event. One of the best ways to see it all is to hire a motorhome and whatever you are looking for in a day out in your motorhome, Cheshire can provide it.
For the adventurous and active among you why not try a wild day out at Go Ape and the high rope adventure park at Delamere Forest? With different walking, cycling and horse riding trails, orienteering groups, wildlife oasis’ and a café to relax in, this shady oasis is a place where everyone can let off steam, escape the crowds and find a bit of peace in the heart of the forest. There are several parking areas for your motorhome around the woods, but the Linmere Visitor Centre is the easiest, is located right by the café and is where the cycle hire centre is.
If forests are not your thing you could always head out to the stunning market town of Northwich. Built up and flourishing during the peak of the salt industry boom, with plenty of parking areas this pretty town offers a relaxing shopping experience and over 21 cafes, 11 restaurants and lots of pubs nestled in among the traditional black and white timbered buildings.
If you like to travel even further back in time you should visit Alderley Edge. The view from the top of these red sandstone rocks spans across the Cheshire plains and you can walk through the woodland to explore the caves where proof of occupation since the Mesolithic period with flint implements being found along the line of the sandstone outcrop has been found. There is even evidence of copper mining in the Bronze Age here.Discover the highest point on the Edge which was originally a Bronze Age burial mound and was later used as a fire beacon site which would have been lit as a signal to warn of the imminent invasion.
Chester zoo is a must see for animal lovers. Spread over 110 acres and housing over 12,000 animals of 400 different species from around the world, Chester zoo is the UK’s number one wildlife attraction and one of the world’s leading centers for conservation, working in the UK and worldwide to help protect animals and plants from extinction. A great day out for all the family.
There are also a variety of museums to visit whilst in Cheshire, like the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port. If you have any interest in narrow boats, barges or the canals, this museum is highly recommended. The information on display is very good, and well-presented, all housed in beautiful Victorian buildings. A great day out whatever the weather, here you can take a boat trip through an industrial landscape, visit the museum blacksmith and explore traditional narrow boats and homes through the ages, complete with cottage gardens.
Hiring a motorhome to visit some of the beautiful, historic and exciting places that Cheshire has to offer you couldn’t be easier.