Get active outdoors in the North West

Walking, cycling, running and dog-friendly routes – the North West has it all. Whether you want to get your heart rate pumping and endorphins going, or if you just want to clear your head and breathe in the fresh air, there are plenty of ways to get active at special places in the North West.

Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks and countryside locations are open. Cafés are offering a takeaway service and some outdoor seating is available at cafés in England only. Some shops are open in England and Wales but remain closed in Northern Ireland. All houses are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our priority. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

A cyclist on Cage Hill at Lyme Park, Cheshire

Run, walk or bike at Lyme

Lyme's large estate makes it the perfect place to get active. There are plenty of walking routes to try out if you want to go at your own pace, or follow a cycling route to explore on two wheels.

Parent walking with their child, who is cycling

Learn to cycle, scoot or walk at Dunham Massey

Over the years Dunham Massey has been the place where lots of little legs have taken their first steps, learnt to ride a bike or got to grips with scooting. The flat paths make it the perfect place for those all-important 'firsts'. Pack up the car with little wheels for little legs and get your camera ready to capture that special moment.

Visitor running through the woods

Take on a challenge at Speke Hall

Grab your running shoes and explore some of Speke Hall's best running routes. Discover great views of the estate on a 5k route, or take a few loops through the grounds to try a longer run.

Visitor using the Tramper in the garden

Accessible paths and walking routes at Quarry Bank

Everyone should have the chance to get outdoors and enjoy special places. At Quarry Bank you can explore Chapel Woods via the accessible path, or explore walking routes for all levels on foot. Get in touch with the team at Quarry Bank to find out about their Tramper too - a powered mobility vehicle built for the outdoors.