After the indulgence of Christmas Day, now is the perfect time to get outside and get some fresh air.

We've put together a list of the best walks in Cheshire where you can go for a stroll with friends and family. 

Put on your hat, gloves and scarf and head outside on these beautiful walks.

According to TripAdvisor, these are the top five walks in the area. 

Alderley Edge Woodland Walk

This walk is ideal if you do not want to drive, as it starts at Alderley Edge railway station. 

Northwich Guardian: Alderley Edge Woodland Walk (TripAdvisor)Alderley Edge Woodland Walk (TripAdvisor)

The route is easy to follow and is around four and a half miles, perfect for an afternoon walk with dogs. 

There are some uneven woodland and grass surfaces with steep slopes at points along the walk.

Sandstone Trail

This can be a long-distance walk, lasting around 34 miles, with links to Frodsham and Whitchurch. And it can take two to three days to do the lot.

Visit each town for some refreshments or shorten the walk and take public transport from each of the towns along the way.

Some TripAdvisor reviews mention splitting the walk up into parts over a few days, perfect for visiting multiple parts of Cheshire if you have a few days off. 

Spike Island

The Green Flag Award-winning Spike Island, on the Trans Pennine Trail, is now open parkland with parts of industrial archaeological interest and a canal.

Spike Island was the site of the legendary outdoor concert by Manchester group The Stone Roses in May 1990, where a crowd of 30,000 descended on the parkland. 

It has easy access to public transport and has parking spaces. 

Spud Wood

Spud Wood is a 42-acre site of woodland and meadows with plenty of birdlife and stunning views around the area.

Northwich Guardian: Spud Wood (TripAdvisor)Spud Wood (TripAdvisor)

Wander along the bank of the Bridgewater Canal and watch the boats pass by. 

The site is just one mile from Lymm and on the edge of the village of Oughtrington. 

Lymm Heritage Trail 

Lymm Dam Heritage Trail is just 3.6 miles, meaning it is perfect for a family trip out. 

Walk along the Trans Pennine Trail, canal paths and visit the beautiful village of Lymm. 

Birds and bats are often seen in the area, so keep an eye out for any of the wonderful wildlife on offer.