Woodland walks in the North West

We care for a variety of woodland habitats in the North West, from one of the finest collections of veteran trees in England at Dunham Massey, to pine woodlands which lead to the sweeping sand dunes at Formby. What better way to enjoy the changing colours, earthy smells and furry autumn wildlife than a woodland walk?

Couple walking in the garden at Dunham Massey in autumn

Dunham Massey ancient trees walk 

Discover one of the finest collections of veteran trees in England, as you explore Dunham Massey park. Rich in wildlife, the park is also home to a herd of more than 150 fallow deer.

Walking in the Northern Woods at Quarry Bank Cheshire
Walking trail

Quarry Bank Kingfisher Walk 

Discover the wider estate and see the Apprentice House, Styal Village and the Northern Woods on this fascinating walk.

Lantern wood in glorious autumn at Lyme, Cheshire

A walk to the Lantern at Lyme 

You'll be rewarded with glorious views on this walk to a lesser visited areas of the park. You may also be able to see Lyme's Red Deer, who often spend their time in the east of the park.

A red squirrel eats a nut at the base of a tree at Formby

Formby red squirrel walk

​Explore beautiful woodlands surrounding Formby in Merseyside, home to the rare native red squirrel.

Walkers in the grounds of Speke Hall

A walk around the Speke estate

Take in the Speke Hall estate and enjoy the fine views of the Wirral, North Wales and even Liverpool’s city centre skyline. Keep your eyes peeled amongst the trees for the autumnal wildlife who call Speke Hall home.

Autumn leaves carpet the ground at Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge woodland walk

Amble across rolling Cheshire farmland with mature Scots pines and beech woodlands, for spectacular views, intriguing legends and an ancient mining history.

Quarry Bank Mill in the autumn

Quarry Bank southern woods walk

Explore the Southern Woods at Quarry Bank with a meander along the River Bollin and the chance to spot the seasonal wildlife at its best.

Sunlight beams through the trees at Formby

An easy woodland walk at Formby

For a less challenging walk why not wind through broadleaf and pine woodlands at Formby before finishing at dramatic, ever-shifting sand dunes? Pack a blanket and flask for the best seats to watch the setting autumnal sun go down...or up if you're an early riser.