While the city of Chester is packed with urban activities, its surrounding area offers a stunning playground for those looking for fresh air and natural beauty. Read on as we run through three outdoor adventures waiting within easy reach of the city.
1. Tracs (UK)
Just 10 miles from Chester’s outskirts, Tracs UK operates from the Delamere Forest Visitor Centre, in Cheshire. The Forest offers many miles of superb bike trails, along with some of the county’s most stunning scenery. Providing skills and training experiences designed for all levels of ability and ages, Tracs give visitors a chance to enjoy the great outdoors on foot and by bike, with guided walks and rides.
Open every day, Bearded Men Adventures (BMA), run by Hugh and Jason, supplies exciting adventures just 30 minutes away from Chester in Llangollen. Those looking to learn new skills and experience thrills will find an extensive selection of opportunities on the BMA menu, including archery and axe throwing, aqueduct canoeing, white water rafting, river tubing and stand up paddle boarding, to name but a few.
For those seeking a more placid pace but with plenty of outdoor ambience, Chesterboat is an ideal option. With River Dee cruises launching from within the city, the company offer a range of short and extended trips for visitors. Following the sweeping arc of the Meadows, all on board can learn about the river’s fascinating history while appreciating unrivalled scenic views along the banks.
Explore beyond the city with one of these options on your next Chester adventure.