6th October 2020

5 things that you can do in Chester socially distanced

During these strange times that we’re living in, it’s more important than ever to make sure we get outdoors and appreciate what we have on our own doorstep.  Although we should be careful to keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside our household when we are out, making an effort to visit a local open green space for our daily exercise can reap huge benefits on our physical and mental health.

Chester has been ranked among the best places to live in the UK; bordered by the River Dee, with a wealth of shops, restaurants and lush outdoor spaces, so just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean we have to be stuck in the house and sedentary. 

Depending on guidelines on exposure from local authorities, we’ve put together five things that you can do as a family, or in your group of six, that you can still enjoy. 

  1. A walk in Grosvenor Park, Chester

Grosvenor Park is a grade II registered, green flag award winning park dating back to 1867 and covers 20 acres of sweeping lawns and tree-lined avenues overlooking the River Dee.  You won’t be able to miss the 2m high Marquess of Westminster statue which enjoys a prominent position at the centre of the park.

  1. Chester River Tour

Sometimes we miss all those great treasures right on our doorstep and a Chester River Tour is certainly one of them.  The boat has an open top roof (so there’s plenty of ventilation) and families and social bubbles can sit on one bench on the boat, socially distanced from others, and enjoy a lazy 30 minute river cruise along the river dee. 

  1. Take a Chester cycle tour

For the more energetic and fit amongst us, a Chester cycle tour is a great way to get in the outdoors and admire our wonderful city. You’ll get a factual but good-humoured look at Chester’s fascinating history and attractions. Tours take about two hours. Bikes are provided, you just have to provide the pedal power!

  1. Walk the Sandstone Trail 

The Sandstone trail is one of the most popular works in the North West, with its elevated walking path from Frodsham right down to Whitchurch. The trail stretches for 34 miles (which we don’t recommend you do in one swoop!). Split it up into sections each weekend and make it your mission to complete it.  There’s some great pit stops along way, including the famous Pheasant Inn in Tattenhall. 

  1. Take a virtual tour round Chester Zoo

If you’re self-isolating or shielding, did you know that the zoo can come to you? That’s right! Chester Zoo are holding virtual live zoo days where you can explore the animals from the comfort of your own home.  https://www.chesterzoo.org/virtual-zoo-2/

One of the great things about living in Chester, is the fantastic outdoor activities right on our doorstep that you can do socially distanced.  

If you’re looking to move to Chester, we’ve got a great range of properties on the market for you to view. Please feel free to visit our sales office in the centre of Chester on Lower Bridge Street, or browse through our properties here. 


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