Updated: Mar 21
“Let the train take the strain” a slogan created in the late 80’s created to encourage more people to take the train, with so much recent emphasis on the environment perhaps this is more relevant than ever. Car free travel is on the rise and arriving by train can be a great start to your outdoors glamping adventure.
We are situated less than 5 minutes away from Mouldsworth railway station which is well connected on the Manchester to Chester line and takes about an hour, giving you time to start relaxing at the start of your break and take in the increasingly scenic view as you leave behind the city. Travelling on the Mid Cheshire Line you will know your close when you pass through Delamere Forest, in fact grab your bag it’s the next stop!
We have seen glampers making the most of arriving on the train from London which is a direct train to Chester and takes just 2 hours. Grab a coffee at Chester and then head out on a small 10-minute journey to arrive here. Yorkshire is well connected with a change in Manchester or Warrington. Crewe has a direct train to Chester and glampers arriving from Liverpool will usually head into Chester and then take the 10 min journey out to Mouldsworth. Lancashire would see people change in Warrington or Manchester.
Despite our rural location being so close the train station means it easy for you to have a full glamping rural break amongst nature, and still be able to travel for sightseeing, forest adventures and more. Maybe you should consider leaving the car behind, you won’t be held up by problems on the M6 or sent on crazy diversions, it will force you to pack well (you can hire all cooking equipment)
You can visit Northwich, Knutsford & Chester easily from the hourly train service and really get to know the delights that Cheshire has to offer. Chester is only 1 stop away and takes less than 10 minuets when you consider the drive in will take about 25mins there is a great advantage in time alone, it is also cheaper to take the train then it is to find parking for the day.
We are on the border of Ashton Hayes village which has been striving to become the first carbon neutral village in England and is regularly featured on the news. So as you can tell its only natural we are passionate about reducing carbon footprints of our arriving glamping guests.
If you need some inspiration for a car free itinerary in Cheshire follow this link to read about Phobe Tablin’s adventure’s that she published for the Guardian newspaper. She had a full itinerary including Chester Zoo, Delamere Forest and some of our guests favourite haunts.