Thursday, November 14, 2013
Staying in Chester Hotels for a Weekend of Outdoor Activities
Why Chester Hotels Make an Ideal Base for a Weekend of Outdoor ActivitiesAlthough you might associate a stay at one of the Chester hotels with a cultural break exploring the city's history, think again, as the surrounding area has much more to offer. Whether you are looking to put on your walking boots or try your hand at some adventurous activities, choose Chester for your weekend of outdoor fun.Here we consider why it makes such a good option:Delamere Forest If you have never tried an aerial rope course, your stay in Chester is a great time to try this out. Visit Go Ape in Delamere Forest and you are guaranteed to have an action packed day. Besides manoeuvring the treetop obstacles and enjoying the zip wires through the forest, once back on the ground you may like to explore some of what you have seen from the air; either hire a bike or for a more unusual journey of discovery take a Segway ride.Hiking Trails Once you have walked the city walls and the narrow streets, what about hiking further afield? For instance a 5.5 mile trail from the picturesque village of Burwardsley takes in Raw Head, which offers great views across the surrounding countryside. Alternatively take the 8 mile Willington walk, a circular walk that takes in Eddisbury and Kelsborrow hill forts.Take to the SaddleIf you prefer to see your surroundings from a bike, if you haven't brought your own, you can hire one in the city. From here you have the option to follow the canal towpath if you prefer a traffic free route or head out along country lanes from the Chester hotels. Either way there will be plenty of sights for you to take in. Alternatively, you can saddle up a horse and take part in a pony trek from one of the centres not far from the city. These guided rides are an ideal taster for those new to horses, but can equally cater for more experienced riders.On the WaterIf you would like to try your hand at canoeing or kayaking, you can hire one for a half or full day to paddle along the River Dee from Chester. The calm water makes the river ideal for beginners and particularly families with children. Take in the scenery as you float along and look out for wildlife on your watery adventure. After a day in the fresh air you will be ready for a good night's sleep at one of the Chester hotels.