Getting out for exercise is a great way to clear your head and enjoy some fresh air.

Here in Northwich there are lots of greenspaces and environments waiting to be enjoyed too. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some great walking and running trails for you to try.

They vary in length and many can be combined if you fancy doing a longer version of your own.

Please follow government guidance and stay local to where you live. Take a look at the latest guidance via the link below.

Walking Trails


This circular walk of just over 7km takes in beautiful nature and woodlands.

It will take around an hour and a half to two hours and is good for all skill levels. Please note the latest comments for any updates to the route and conditions.

Ashton's Neumann's Flashes-7
Hunts Lock reflections by Iain Anderson

Photography by Iain Henderson

Two Locks

Just under 5 miles, this walk features the historic Hunts Lock and Vale Royal Locks.

It is a beautiful waterside stroll and is sure to feature some lovely wildlife on the way. You can download the route from the Visit Cheshire website via the link below.

Anderton Nature Park

This 2.5 mile route is one the whole family can do but could be extended if you fancy something more challenging.

You will explore different habitats on this waterside wander and find peace and tranquillity as you stroll in the fresh air. Take a look at the full route details below.

Vickersway Park
River Dane Northwich

Northwich’s Parks and Waterways

Don’t forget that Northwich has some beautiful scenery just moments from the town centre.

Both Verdin Park and Vickersway Park are ideal for a lunchtime walk or short loop after work, and of course both the Rivers Weaver and Dane make for the perfect meander at any time of day.

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Running Trails

These routes have all been developed by Run Together. Their aim is to provide fun, friendly and inclusive running opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

Please follow the latest government guidance when out running and keep a safe distance from anyone you see.

The arches and Vickersway Park – 1 Mile

This 1 mile route starts behind the Northwich Memorial Court and is perfect for beginners.

Taking in Vickersway Park and the River Dane there is plenty to see though, and you could always do more circuits and time each lap.

Northwich 1 Mile Running Route

The Three Bridges – 3km

This 3km route starts just off Leicester Street and features some beautiful countryside.

Please take care when crossing the bridges as they are quite narrow and may be slippery.

Neumann’s Flashes – 5km

This is an excellent 5km route taking in the flashes. The route is signposted and is also great for anyone with pushchairs or wheelchairs.

There are benches too if you want a more leisurely workout so you can enjoy the scenery. Take a look at the route via the link below.

Running Trail