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Walkers & Cyclists Welcome: The North West

Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside

The North West is a region of contrast, from the Roman and medieval heritage of Chester to the rolling hills of Lancashire and the stunning scenery around the Lake District.

Whether you are looking for urban or rural scenery to relax in, energetic walks or cycle rides, this region will not disappoint.

PLACES & IDEAS

CUMBRIA & THE LAKE DISTRICT

Cumbria Peaks

In this lovely corner of England, The Lake District, there is beauty in breathtaking variety, It is loved by many who come back time and again to its inspirational magic, brilliant blue lakes and craggy mountain tops.

The largest of the UK's National Parks, this area contains 16 lakes and more than 150 high peaks. Take in the beauty of this unique area on the 250 mile long Cumbria Cycle Way, using the good, cheap public transport options or even a Mountain Goat minibus over the steepest mountain passes.

LANCASHIRE COAST & COUNTRY

picture of river and trees in forest of bowland

Lancashire's Forest of Bowland is an Area of Outstanding National Beauty with wild crags, superb walks, streams, valleys and fells.

Morecambe, Southport, Lytham St Annes and Fleetwood offer wide beaches, golf and bracing walks.

SCAFELL PIKE

photo of Scafell Pike from Wastwater

Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England at 978 metres (3206 feet) and is located in the Lake District National Park. It is sometimes confused with the neighbouring Sca Fell, to which it is connected by the col of Mickledore.

CHESTER & CHESHIRE

couple exploring the North West

Visit Chester and Cheshire and you'll find a region bursting with character and variation. Quaint market towns and villages can be found dotted throughout the largely unspoilt rural landscape, while Chester provides top-class shopping, entertainment and dining.

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Can't decide between all the great destinations in the North West? Start by browsing a complete list of walker or cyclist friendly accommodation across the whole region.

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