Countess of Chester Country Park brings the countryside closer to the city, providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy natural and peaceful surroundings as they wander around the park’s pathways.
Down at the wetland you may spot a Kingfisher spectacularly dart into the water or a grey Heron patiently waiting at the water’s edge. Kestrels hover majestically over the grasslands, which in summer attract colourful butterflies such as the Common Blue, Peacock and Red Admiral. Whilst in the woodland you may see a Greater Spotted Woodpecker or a Sparrowhawk. There is also a dipping platform for a spot of pond dipping.
Fancy some exercise? Chester parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am. It is a 5 km challenge – you against the clock – and is free and open to all, whatever your age and whether you want to run, jog or walk.
Countess of Chester Country Park has been recognised with a prestigious Green Flag award.
Additional information: Dog friendly. Park users are permitted to use the Hospital staff car park at the weekends when the Country Park car park is often full. Paths suitable for wheelchair and pram users. No café on site but there is a café in the Countess of Chester hospital, and a local pub ‘The Little Owl’ within a five minute walk.