Our Favourite Dog Walking Places around Chester

Walk Mill, Waverton
Walk Mill, Waverton

This is a favourite walk for Monty, Megan and Martha as we meet up with friends for a lovely walk across the fields before stopping in the lovely cafe. Ample parking which is free as long as your visiting the cafe which has a good selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes, breads all made with their own flour.

The Gowy, Mickle Trafford
The Gowy, Mickle Trafford

The Gowy is popular with dog walkers so expect groups of dogs. Great if you have a sociable dog that loves to meet and play with others. Dogs can cool off with a dip in The Gowy but banks are quite steep. Dog waste bins available at the start and half way round. Limited parking available on Hassals Lane.

Delamere Forest
Delamere Forest

There are loads of great walks around Delamere but our favourite is to park at Gresty's waste. Cross over the road and follow the track on the right climbing up. It takes you out in to open fields then follow the track round and up to the Trig stones before following the track down back to the path. A circular route with parking and dog waste bins at the start.

Woodland Walk, Tarvin
Woodland Walk, Tarvin

Tarvin's community woodland walk is a lovely walk with a level path so suitable for pushchairs. Dog waste bins available. Mature trees and wild flowers grow. Close to a busy road so only suitable for off lead for dogs with very good recall. Parking on Broomheath Lane.

Chester Zoo, Canal Path
Chester Zoo, Canal Path

With many miles of canal paths to explore around Chester we like to start by the zoo. Parking available on Flag Lane North just off the A41. The walk starts with a glimpse through the fences of the Rhino's, Cheetah's and Elephants. Dog Waste bins are provided along the route. When you reach the road cross over on to join the Shropshire Union Canal. Follow the canal right towards Ellesmere Port or left towards Chester. Popular route for dog walkers.

Whitegate Way
Whitegate Way

Explore the 6 mile trail of level well surfaced paths on this former railway line popular with dog walkers and horse riders. Also suitable for cyclists and push chairs. Parking available at the dissused Whitegate Station, Clay Lane. Enjoy views across the fields towards Peckferton Hills.

Dukes Drive, Chester
Dukes Drive, Chester

Lovely walk through the Duke of Westminster woodland, along the banks of the River Dee and into Handbridge. Popular walk with the Beagle club not just because we end it with a quick trip to the dog friendly pub The Red Lion! Ample parking and dog waste bins at the beginning of the walk. Guided walks available on Sundays by members of Friends of Dukes Drive.

Roman Bridges, Christleton
Roman Bridges, Christleton

The picturesque Roman Bridges are thought to have been constructed around 1470 and used by pack horses travelling from Chester to London and now runs through the nature reserve run by Cheshire Wildlife Trust. The 5.5 mile walk can be done as a circular route from The Stamford Bridge Inn which welcomes Dogs in the bar area, conservatory and extensive beer garden. For a detailed description of the route The Stamford Bridge Inn has published a leaflet.