6 great walks near the M56 motorway in Cheshire
PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 March 2020 | UPDATED: 11:04 25 April 2020
The M56 links Chester to South Manchester and flows through some of the county’s finest countryside. This means that a great walk is never far away.
Chester sightseeing circular route
The closest car park to the begininng of this walk is on Queen's Road. If you're arriving via junction 15 of the M56, you then briefly take the M53 and then the A56, which should bring you close to the train station.
Helsby Hill is one of the major landmarks of the area surrounding the M56. If you come off at junction 14, take the A5117 through Hapsford, which leads onto the A56 and a handy parking spot at the Helsby Quarry Nature Reserve.
The centre of Frodsham is just a few minutes drive from junction 12 of the M56, it's also not too far from the Mersey Gateway Bridge if you're crossing the river to get here.
Appleton and Higher Walton
The start of this walk is another one that is just a few minutes from the motorway, making it a easily asscesible destination for those travelling from the east, west and north of the county.
Arley and Great Budworth
This walk is easily accesible to thos travelling on both the M56 and M6 motorways. You're heading for the Arley walkers car park, which is just a few hundred yards before you get to the entrance to the stately home.
Manchester Airport and Morley Green
The walk begins at the roundabout on the A538, just before you get to the tunnels under the runway, coming from the Wilmslow side. An unexpected place to join the North Cheshire Way, buy it certainly is here.