7 Top Dog Friendly Days Out 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.

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Cheshire

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 places to visit including 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

Find below 7 of the best days out in Cheshire for dogs

1. Beeston Castle and Woodland Park

With it’s replica roundhouse from the Bronze Age, Castle, over 40 acres of Woodland and outstanding views, this really is an interesting and fun family day out which man’s best friend can enjoy too. There are some restrictions in place around the castle itself but still plenty of space for Fido to explore. 

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Agricola Tower and Castle Walls

You’ll have to keep Rover on a lead at this attraction but it is still well worth a visit. Chester Castle was built by William the conqueror and the tower was the first gateway, there is a small chapel with some fine examples of medieval wall paintings and the nearby steps will take you to the Castle walls walk which offers superb views and excellent photo opportunities.

5. Take a walk at Quarry Bank

Spend an hour or two on one of the dog walks in Cheshire 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.

6. 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.

7. Arley Hall and Gardens, Northwich

With picturesque woodland walks, elegant formal gardens, and a multitude of events held throughout the year Arley Hall is a fantastic day out for dog lovers. Dogs are welcome throughout the grounds and there are water bowls and dog bins dotted around for your convenience. Your pooch can also join you in the Gardener’s Kitchen Cafe, where you can enjoy a hot drink and bite to eat.

Looking at Visiting the Area

It’s not just footballers wives and celebrities living the high life here, with countless dog-friendly places in Cheshire, it’s a popular choice for dog owners looking for short breaks too and we thought we would put all the best pet-friendly holidays in one place. 

Holiday Cottages 

Whether you are cooking up delicious meals for the family, curled up with a book in front of an open fire, or sipping your morning coffee in a pretty garden you’ll be glad you chose one of the Cheshire dog friendly cottages.

Log Cabins

It’s sometimes not easy to keep everyone entertained on holiday but when you book dog friendly lodges in Cheshire and choose one with onsite facilities you’ll be laughing.