It is so important to take the time out and spend quality time with family; ignoring all distractions and appreciating your time together is something that we should all value, and one way to do just that is going for a family walk. The weather outside may be chilly at this time of year, but there is nothing better than taking in the crisp air and enjoying the fabulous autumnal sights together.
Before setting off for a walk it is important to be fully prepared; some walks may be quite rural where you may even struggle to buy a bottle of water, and terrain may be more difficult. Do your research beforehand by checking the weather and the types of routes you’ll be taking. You may need to wear a pair of good quality wellies if the weather is damp, or perhaps if you’re walking on a bumpy footpath and still have a little one in a pram, you will need to make sure that it is sturdy and able to withstand the terrain such as the Kiddies Kingdom’s Maxi Cosi collection.
Manchester and the surrounding areas are blessed with the stunning countryside on offer, so let’s take a look at some of the best places for a family walk in the North!
The Peak District
The Peak District is a very popular National Park and has plenty of walks to suit all abilities. It lies between Manchester, Sheffield and Stoke on Trent and the spectacular landscape along with how peaceful and quiet it is, calls for a lovely day out and walk with the family.
The Singing Ringing Tree
This famous spot marks a popular destination for those who love to walk but also love architecture. ‘The Singing Ringing Tree’ located in Burnley is a unique musical sculpture and is made from pipes of galvanised steel stacked in layers. Not only will you be able to take in the amazing views surrounding you, but you can also appreciate the winner of a National Award for architectural excellence by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Check out my review of the Rossendale Holiday Cottages if you are looking for accommodation nearby!
Daisy Nook not only is it known for the lovely views of woodland, canals and rivers, but it also has a range of family friendly activities if you’re out on a walk there. Whether it’s letting the kids get messy in the sand play area or letting them run wild in one of the two fun play areas, there’s a lot of entertainment for the little ones. There’s even a nature area so lots of time to be spent to value the beauty of the outdoors.
The former Egerton family home is regarded as one of the most complete historic estates in the country and is surrounded by 1,000 acres of stunning land. Visitors are welcome to walk around the grounds and see the deer, along with the amazing historical mansion. This location calls for a lovely walk with the family, with some great spots for a pit stop to enjoy some afternoon tea and even a look around some local shops within the grounds themselves.
These are just some of the fabulous places to go for a family walk within the Manchester area, and each are definitely worth planning a day out to. There’s so much to see with some really lovely views just on our doorstep, which provide great spots for spending quality time with one another.