Explore


 

Whether it’s wild walks, mountains, history, culture, or fun days for the family, The Woodlands is surrounded by great days out. We’ve put together some of our best picks – all within an hour of the farm.

Explore


 

Whether it’s wild walks, mountains, history, culture, or fun days for the family, The Woodlands is surrounded by great days out. We’ve put together some of our best picks – all within an hour of the farm.

Hawkstone Park Follies

29 minutes
15.6 miles

The Follies is an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago, after years of neglect the magical landscape was lovingly restored and reopened in 1993.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

30 minutes
16.5 miles

In 1805, architects Thomas Telford and William Jessop built Pontcysyllte’s cast iron aqueduct on 19 pillars over 100 feet (30 metres) above the River Dee. More than 200 years later, this vast landmark was named a World Heritage Site. Now you can follow in their footsteps, gazing at your reflection in the man-made weir where industrial design and natural beauty meet.

Fordhall Organic Farm

28 minutes
17 miles

Fordhall Organic Farm is England’s first community owned farm and has been organic for over 65 years. Events, Farm Shop, Cafe – something for everyone.

Anderton Boat Lift

59 minutes
28 miles

The Anderton Boat Lift is an incredible edifice, perched on the banks of the River Weaver Navigation like a giant three-storey-high iron spider. It was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the Weaver Navigation to the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Ellesmere

25 minutes
10.7 miles

Explore the Meres and Mosses of North Shropshire. Watch the herons from the webcam on Ellesmere or take a boat ride around the lake.

Chester

40 minutes
17.5 miles

Chester has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse, and largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old cathedral and 700 year old unique shopping rows.

Shrewsbury

54 minutes
27.9 miles

A beautiful medieval town with picturesque cobbled alleys and squares. Walk by the river Severn or go Indie shopping.

Chirk Castle

33 minutes
19 miles

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches. Discover how from 1595 the fortress was turned into the Myddelton’s elegant family home – with lavishly furnished rooms which reflect 400 years of changing taste.

Go Ape in Delamere Forest

45 minutes
22.9 miles

Delamere Forest is the largest wooded area in Cheshire, stretching out across over 950 hectares of woodland, wetland and open grassland. Long zip wires and superb scenery from the forest canopy of Lake Linmere make this a really exciting trek through the tree-tops.

Wollerton Old Hall

34 minutes
18.3 miles

A world class example of a traditional English Garden.

Llangollen

38 minutes
18.6 miles

Thriving town with many attractions: Plas Newydd mansion, Valle Crucis Abbey, Castell Dinas Bran, Horse Drawn boat trips, Heritage railway and walking in the Berwyn Mountains.

Ruthin

55 minutes
30 miles

Historic market town with Castle, Gaol museum and excellent Craft Centre

Port Sunlight Village

52 minutes
34 miles

Port Sunlight Museum celebrates the unique heritage of the beautiful and historic industrial village of Port Sunlight – people, formal planning, architecture, and parks & gardens – from its foundation in 1888 for William Hesketh Lever’s soap workers, to life in the village today. Also visit the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Chester Zoo

40 minutes
17.5 miles

The UK’s number one zoo.

The Clwydians

55 minutes
30 miles

Walks for all abilities. Spectacular views.

Beeston Castle

31 minutes
12.4 miles

Crowning a rocky crag and boasting spectacular views, Beeston is one of the most dramatically sited medieval castles in England. On a clear day you can see all the way from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains.  With a 4,000 year history and a 40-acre woodland park Beeston Castle has something for everyone to enjoy.

Erddig

28 minutes
12.9 miles

Explore life above and below stairs in a unique family home that’s captured the way of life of a bustling household during the early years of the last century. Meet the shire horses and explore the gardens and parkland.