WALKING AND CYCLING
A 2 mile circular stroll around the city walls of Chester. A footpath runs along the top of the walls. On route you’ll have chance to see Chester’s many attractions including the castle, cathedral and racecourse. The walk follows the paved path on top of the walls. There are no gates but several steps (although if you are willing to carry a pushchair up and down the steps, it is possible to negotiate the route with a pushchair). Approximate time 1 hour.
This walk takes in Beeston Castle and The Pheasant which is a superb pub to take in the view and stop for lunch or drinks. This route is in excess of 12km. I'm always happy if I'm about on the farm to drop guests at a particular point.
Across our fields and a long walk down the canal to The Shady Oak pub. There is no public footpath across these fields. Only open to guests of Yew Tree Farm. Please keep animals on leads. Thank you
Follow the link for a moderate to difficult walk along the sandstone trail. The site gives a printable guide to the walk or you can export the Wayfinder as GPX
Circular walk from farm. About an hours walk over open countryside and along the canal taking in the marina and ice cream farm. In the region of 3.5km
Please follow the track out from the back of the farm to walk your dogs. You can take the bridge over the railway and into open fields. Shoudl there happen to be animals in these fields then please keep your dogs on leads.
We've put a nice selection of walks together some of which can be taken straight from the doors of the cottages on a circular route. Others which take you a bit further afield and also The Sandstone Trail which can be accessed in many places just a couple of miles from the farm. Please hover over the images for a brief description of the walks and then click the links which will direct you to Google maps and our own circular walks from the farm. There are some useful websites at the bottom of this page.
We can also supply you with an Ordnance Survey map which covers both our local area and The Sandstone Trail.
We are ideally situated on the Sustrans National Cycle Network - routes 45 & 70. We can of course store your bikes securely for you during your stay.
Delamere Forest has some great cycling trails and additionally you can hire bikes. See links below for more details.
Due to our proximity to Cholmondeley and Bolesworth Castles and their equestrian events as well as being situated on the Bishop Bennett Way bridle path we offer secure grazing facilities for guests partaking in these events and wishing to ride the bridleway. Please contact us for details and click the links below for more information. (Unavailable at lambing time)
Sandstone Ridge- a breath of fresh air
Forestry Commission England- Delamere Forest
The National Trust- Bickerton Hill
Walks from the Pheasant Inn at Burwardsley
Sustrans- National Cycling Routes
Forestry Commission Cycle Trails
Bolesworth International Horse Show
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