The county of Cheshire lies in the North-west England and has many areas of beautiful countryside, such as the agricultural lowlands of the Cheshire Plains and the windswept moors and hills of the Peak District National Park, which is partially encompassed by the county’s borders. It also has rich, vibrant urban and industrial areas, which are steeped in history just waiting to be explored.
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment.
Back ForestMacclesfield, SK11 0RF
Bosley Cloud (Congleton Cloud)Congleton, CW12 3QG
Bruntwood Park BMX TrackBruntwood Park, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1HX
Delamere Forest2 Lynmere Cottages, Delamere, Northwich, CW8 2JD
Frogsmouth QuarryRuncorn, WA7 4JQ
HatchmereNorley, Frodsham, WA6 6NL
Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment
Manly MereManley Lane, Manley, Frodsham, WA6 0PE
Manly Mere is situated in Manley, Frodsham in Cheshire with access to a large lake.
The centre provides a variety of sailing taster sessions, RYA approved courses and private tuition for adults and juniors of all abilities. Competent sailors can also hire dinghies, with a choice of Taz, Topaz and Omega dinghies.
Equipment and instruction are provided by the centre. Other facilities include toilets and a café bar and resturant.
Chester Sailing ClubSandy Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 5UL
Chester Sailing Club is situated near the River Dee in Chester, Cheshire.
The club offers RYA approved courses aimed at beginners and less experienced sailors. There are courses for both junior sailors and adults which include membership to the club enabling you to join club practise sessions.
Equipment and instruction are provided. Other facilities include a bar, boat storage, changing rooms, showers and toilets.
East Anglian Sea SchoolSuffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington, Suffolk, IP10 0LN
East Anglian Sea School is located at the Suffolk Yacht Harbour in Levington, Suffolk.
The school provides taster days, private tuition and RYA approved sailing courses for people of all abilities and skill levels for both adults and juniors.
Equipment and instruction are provided by the centre.
East Anglian Sailing TrustEAST Waterside Community Centre, Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington, Suffolk, IP10 0LN
East Anglian Sailing Trust is located at the Suffolk Yacht Harbour in Levington, Suffolk.
The trust provides volunteer run RYA approved sailing courses for children and adults suitable for beginners. They also operate sailability courses for disabled sailors.
Instruction and equipment are provided.
Fidlers Ferry SailingPenketh, Warrington, WA5 2UJ
Fidlers Ferry Sailing Club is situated near the River Mersey in Penketh, Warrington.
The club provides a variety of RYA sail training courses for adult beginners.
Equipment and instruction are provided. Other facilities include a licensed bar.
Waldringfield Sailing ClubCliff Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4QL
Waldringfield Sailing Club is situated near the River Deben in Woodbridge in Suffolk.
The club provides RYA dinghy sail training courses for adult and junior beginners, including levels 1 to 3 for adults and 1 to 4 for juniors. It also offers more advanced courses for experienced sailors who wish to develop their skills.
Equipment and instruction are provided. Other facilities include a bar and galley kitchen.
Our favourite activities in Cheshire
Sailing is not just for the elite, many providers offer skippered trips as well as training for beginners so you can explore the waters and coastlines of the UK (or wherever the wind takes you).
With many centres in urban areas, even those without easy access to the great outdoors can head to a bouldering wall and practice their climbing skills in this friendly, social and inclusive activity.
One of life’s simple pleasures, wild swimming is not only a great way to connect with the landscape, but boasts many documented health benefits too.
Whether racing downhill, riding a single track or cross-country, there are few better ways to explore the UK countryside than by mountain bike and few better ways to get seriously muddy in the process.