7 Top Dog Friendly Cheshire Attractions & Days Out

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Cheshire

Cheshire is a popular destination in the North West of England. It’s home to great parks, countryside and attractions with easy access to major cities such as Liverpool and Manchester. There are also plenty of dog friendly days out in Cheshire for you to experience.

With it’s idyllic streams and forests, Cheshire is a great place for a holiday break with your pooch. Whether your after a rural retreat or something action packed so you’ll never bored, as Cheshire enjoys both.

With easy access to Manchester & Liverpool, you’ll be sure to find something to do at any time of the day. With the endless amounts of walking routes and cycling trails, your pet will probably enjoy the holiday more than you!

Below, we have put together a guide of 7 of the best dog friendly attractions in Cheshire:

Activities & Things to Do

Chester Zoo

A perennial family favourite, Chester Zoo is one of the largest animal sanctuaries in the UK; it’s also near the centre of the historic city of Chester, so the transport links are superb. There are hundreds of species of animals to see, and the zoo is dedicated to conservation. See orangutans in what is their natural habitat, a few thousands miles away from home. Take the monorail around the site’s 400 acres while you decide what to visit next. Lots of family and dog friendly eateries and refreshments available.

Delamere Forest

Located near Northwich in the heart of Cheshire, Delamere Forest is home to the county’s largest area of woodland, where you and your canine company can explore to your heart’s content. There is also a giant lake in the Forest’s grounds, home to many species of wildlife. Take up orienteering, or just enjoy the open space and peace and quiet for a morning, afternoon or whole day out.

Visit North East Wales

Just over the River Dee to the west of the county is north east Wales, which has a host of places to see in the company of your four legged friend. Explore Flint Castle, just over the border, and take in the nearby coastal walks with their stunning views. Llangollen has a wealth of industrial history, with canals and a working steam railway. Head north to the coastal resorts of Rhyl, Prestatyn and Llandudno for a traditional British day by the seaside. Or spend the day in Wrexham, home of cutting edge and award winning vibrant cultural activities throughout the year.

Anderton Boat Lift

For a different experience, spend some time at this wonder of Victorian industrial engineering. Known as the Cathedral of the Canals, this enormous structure has a visitor centre where you can take it all in, or you can try a ride in a boat to get a better feel for its workings as it lifts barges out of the water and puts them down again to continue their journey. If you’re up to it, climb to the very top on foot and look out on the spectacular panoramic views across Cheshire and out into the Irish Sea

Take a walk at Quarry Bank

Spend an hour or two on this walk through the spectacular landscape in the grounds of the National Trust’s Styal Estate near the Cheshire town of Wilmslow. The walk follows a riverside path from the old mill, to where the Dean and Bollin rivers meet at the beautiful Twinnies Bridge. Carry on through woodland and natural wetlands, which your furry pal will love exploring. The entire walk is less than two miles, and you’ll find refreshments on site at the end.

Take in Chester

The historic city of Chester is well worth a day out, for two and four legged visitors alike. Follow the winding streets past half timbered houses and shops. Take a walk around the city walls, as built by the Romans, and overlook the old city from its vantage points. Take a boat trip on the River Dee, take in Chester Cathedral or enjoy a walk through the magnificent Grosvenor Park. Stop off at one of the city’s many pubs, cafes and restaurants whenever you feel the need.

Discover Jodrell Bank

Home of the world famous satellite dishes, Jodrell Bank makes for a fascinating few hours’ visit. Discover the station’s role in the moon landing, and have a feel of actual moon rock. Learn about the history of space exploration, on the site where it all happened. There’s a superb Discovery Centre where you can take your time, have some refreshments and see what’s on offer.
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