A somewhat neglected corner of England, Cheshire sits at the crossroads of many different areas. Parts of the ancient county have been carved off to contribute to Merseyside and Greater Manchester, while the historic city of Chester now sits in its own Unitary Authority. On a wider scale, Cheshire bestrides the north west of England, and the north and east Midlands. It has the Welsh border to its west, and the Peak District to its south east. It is also sandwiched between huge conurbations, leaving it a something of an oasis of natural beauty, making hot tub glamping in Cheshire a real adventure!
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Cheshire is bounded by the River Mersey to the north, and the River Dee to the west. Between these two waterways, the county lies out to the south and east, much of it sitting on the Cheshire Plain. This is a huge natural feature of England, and historically provided much essential farming land. Parts of Cheshire and the Cheshire Plain are still largely unspoiled, and the landscape provides stunning views as well as playing host to much wildlife and many natural beauty spots. Its largely flat or undulating landscape gives excellent opportunities for glamping in many parts of the county.
As part of a wider tourist and holiday destination, Cheshire is extremely accessible to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester, as well as many nationally recognised and protected wildlife and landscape areas. The far east of the county especially is lucky in this regard, as the Peak District National Park has some of its area in this part of Cheshire. Outside of the major towns in Cheshire, the county is also sparsely populated for much of its area, with ancient farming settlements dating back many hundreds of years. Working farms in the county make excellent homes for some glampsites, as well as offering welcome extra facilities when needed.
The part of the Peak District National Park which lies in Cheshire is east of the major town of Macclesfield. Three famous Peak District landmarks in the area are Cats Tor, Shining Tor and Whetstone Ridge. These climbs attract adventurers to the National Park's limestone cliffs and caves, and thus attract glampers to this part of Cheshire. Also, just beyond the Park's western boundary in Cheshire lie Tegg's Nose and Kerridge Hill. These are some of the highest points in the whole county, and mark the end of the largely flat Cheshire Plain.
Glamping in this area is largely catered for by glampsites on working farms. These are usually in the form of treehouses or shepherds' huts, and in self contained units rather than as part of a bigger glampsite facility. These cosy retreats are ideal for a quiet holiday, especially for couples. Sites included have names such as Shepherds Crook Hut and Kiss Wood Cabins. Right on the edge of the Peak District National Park is the charming locality of Wincle. This is home to Whitelee Farm Shepherd Huts, which are well off the beaten track.
Further into the county is the Higher Kinderfields Farm Camping and Glamping site, which is a larger glampsite including canvas lodges, safari tents as well as wooden huts. This is quite rare for eastern Cheshire, whose glamping lodges are more often wooden shepherds huts. This is in keeping with the character of the area, which has a long shepherding tradition.
In the west of the county, glamping opportunities in Cheshire take on something of a different feel. With the local landmarks of the city of Chester, and the Mersey and Dee estuaries, glampsites are somewhat more developed, and aimed at different types of holidaymaker to those heading for the east of the county. The Wirral estuary is historically part of Cheshire, and thus has some spectacular views out over the Irish Sea, as well as over to north Wales and back towards Liverpool. Space is also at something more of a premium, with heavily populated industrial and commercial areas surrounding rural towns and villages.
Many of the glamping facilities are based around water, as this part of Cheshire has many waterways and lakes. Glampsites such as the Tarvin Sands Fishery focus their offering around fishing, and have their own fishing lakes with surrounding woodland. Private estates such as these are often specially designed for the family tourist market, and Tarvin Sands even has its own herd of reindeer.
Another fishing-focused glampsite in the Chester area is Chester Lakes, which is on the England / Wales border. This is an all in one holiday site, with fishing advertised as its central attraction. The waterside theme is also echoed at the Willow Lake Retreat, which is south of Ellesmere Port and the A494. There are yurts available here, around a lake which is more advertised as a place of tranquility than somewhere to go fishing. This part of Cheshire has many caravan parks and roadside travel hotels, as it is located near many ferry services.
To the east of Chester and the Wirral lies the local resort and natural beauty spot of Delamere Forest. This is managed by the Forestry Commission, and is the largest area of woodland in Cheshire. The Commission has added many family attractions to the natural attractions of the Forest Park, including cycle trails and orienteering. Delamere itself refers to the mere or lake at the centre of the natural park. This is one of many local meres in this low lying part of the Cheshire Plain.
To the south of the lake is the Delamere Forest Camping and Caravanning Club, which lies at the edge of the Forest Park, on the B5152 Delamere Road. This is a large, bespoke holiday camp complete with glamping facilities. The site is aimed at families, and is dog friendly. Its spacious grounds lie just to the north of Delamere Railway Station, which is part of the national rail network. There are hourly services between here to both Chester in the west and Manchester to the north. As not many glamping sites are near railway stations, this could be an added bonus.
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