Summer may be a distant memory, but we're enjoying a sunny start to autumn – and here in Cheshire, we're blessed with plenty of places which are ideal for stunning walks.
So why not wrap up, dig out those walking shoes and make the most of it?
To help, we’ve put together some of our favourite places to go on a crisp autumn day, whether you are going on a romantic stroll, taking the family on an adventure or just trying to get over that hangover.
We know there are plenty more, but here are nine places you might want to try for starters:
Countess of Chester Country Park
This place brings the countryside closer to the city, providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy natural and peaceful surroundings as you wander around the park’s pathways. It's ideal for families who want to go out for a stroll or enjoy a picnic in the countryside. Click HERE for more info.
Explore the wonderful 1,000 acre deer park on this walk in Knutsford where you'll be able to see the rare-breed farm with cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, goats and donkeys up close. Everything else you need to know about the park is HERE.
This is one of Cheshire's most popular routes with walkers, on the Sandstone Trail . It's not for the faint hearted but you will be rewarded throughout with stunning views of the surrounding valleys. On clear days it is possible to see as far as the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool and Ellesmere Port . More info HERE.
Caldy Valley Nature Park
Delamere Forest , on the Sandstone Trail, is an ideal place to go for a walk. With its dry sandstone paths, lots of mature trees to shade or shelter under depending on the weather and Blakemere Moss, it also has a lake ideal for bird watchers. Click HERE for more info.
Castle Park, Frodsham
This was once a private garden – but it was donated to the town of Frodsham in 1933 and has been used as a public park ever since.
As well as the well maintained gardens, you'll also find tea rooms, a pavilion and play areas for children of all ages. You'll find more info HERE.
Tarvin Community Woodland
The Tarvin Community Woodland Trust's main aim is to conserve, restore and re-establish native trees, plants and all types of wildlife, and this delightful site allows a pleasant short walk through open woodland, meadow and wildflower areas. For further info about the Trust, click HERE.
This circular walk is 3.75 miles long and will take you around three and a half hours. It’s a fairly easy walk through Beeston and the stunning Peckforton Hills.
Enjoy the woodland glades, a deer park, the gardens and the house on this pleasant stroll around the Dunham Massey estate near Altrincham. The terrain is very easy on the whole, but be aware that the rain leaves patches of the ground quite marshy. Deer roam freely throughout the park, so dogs must be kept on a lead. You'll find more info HERE.
What is your favourite Cheshire walk? Let us know in the comments section below or tweet us @ChesterChron and we can extend our list.