6 great walks near the M56 motorway in Cheshire

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 March 2020 | UPDATED: 08:16 17 March 2020

Sunset M56, Warrington by George Standen

Sunset M56, Warrington by George Standen

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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.

The Old Dee Bridge, Chester by Paul TaylorThe Old Dee Bridge, Chester by Paul Taylor

Chester sightseeing circular route

Junction 15

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.

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Helsby by Keith CarterHelsby by Keith Carter

Helsby

Junction 14

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.

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View from Frodsham Hill by Kirsty ThompsonView from Frodsham Hill by Kirsty Thompson

Frodsham

Junction 12

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.

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Gardens at Walton Hall by Paul TaylorGardens at Walton Hall by Paul Taylor

Appleton and Higher Walton

Junction 10

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.

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Great Budworth by Gillian BakerGreat Budworth by Gillian Baker

Arley and Great Budworth

Junction 9

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.

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A plane takes off from Manchester Airport by Paul TaylorA plane takes off from Manchester Airport by Paul Taylor

Manchester Airport and Morley Green

Junction 6

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.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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