Peckforton Hills and Country Pubs

Cycling Holidays in the UK

Price from: £435

Nights: 3

Difficulty: Moderate

Peckforton Hills and Country Pubs

Holiday Details

  • Peckforton Hills
  • Stretton Water Mill
  • Cholmondeley Castle Gardens and farm shop
  • Some excellent pubs!
  • Beeston Castle
  • Little Budworth Coutry Park

Cheshire is a farming country and renowned for its good food and drink. The Peckforton Hills and Country Pubs cycling holiday explores the pretty Cheshire countryside and also visits some of the best pubs, tea shops and farm shops with opportunity to taste some of Cheshire’s finest produce – many of them award winners!

The cycling holiday starts near Tarporley at the Alvanley Arms with its Shire Horse Centre (with free entry for B & B guests) and Lakeside Cafe. On the first day explore Delamere Forest or Little Budworth Country Park. From here cycle over the Peckforton Hills (not high!) to Farndon and village of Tilston on the border of Wales. From here the route passes through Malpas to spend a night at the Cholmondeley Arms.

This cycle tour explores the quiet countryside, villages and pubs in the west of Cheshire towards the Welsh border. Visit Beeston Castle, Stretton Water Mill and Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, stopping at some of the many pubs on the route, many of which are in the Good Pub and Good Beer Guides like the Dysart Arms at Bunbury, the Rising Sun in Tarporley, and Cholmondeley Arms.

Cycling distances –  20 – 26 miles a day.

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Itinerary for Peckforton Hills and Country Pubs

Day 1 – Arrive at the Alvanley Arms from late morning/lunchtime. We meet you when you arrive to deliver the bikes and adjust then to make sure they are comfortable. Choice of circular cycle ride to Delamere Forest (about 17 miles) or to Tarporley and Little Budworth Country Park (about 10 miles). Opportunity to look around the Shire Horse Centre (free entry for Alvanley Arms guests)

Day 2 – Cycle to the Georgian village of Tarporley (independent shops, nice tea shops and Rising Sun pub). From here to Beeston Castle – worth a visit. Then head over the Peckforton Hills (only a short climb), with a stop at the Pheasant Inn at Burwardsley (regular award winning pub, with good food, beer and fantastic views). Then on to Farndon on the River Dee. From here its a short ride to Tilston and the 2nd nights accommodation. About 26 miles

Day 3 – Cycle through quiet villages along the English/Welsh border to the small town of Malpas –  nice cafe here for a lunch stop. From here on to Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, (please note they are not open every day – check with us best starting dates if you want to visit here). Stay at the Cholmondeley Arms another regular good pub and AA guide listed pub. 20 – 25 miles

Day 4 – Cycle back to Alvanley Arms through quiet villages of Wrenbury on Shropshire Union Canal and Marbury with its pretty Mere. In Bunbury stop off for lunch at one of our, and our guests, favorite pubs, the Dysart Arms or the lovely Tilleys Coffee shop. Option for guests wanting to leave early, to reduce route.We meet you back at the Alvanley Arms with you luggage and to collect the bikes. Main route 25 miles, short route 14 miles.


Country inns


Prices shown are per person

Number of Nights  Country Inns and small hotel
3 £435
Single supp/night £20 – 50

Discounts & Offers

Child Discounts – (Children sharing with 2 adults)

Under 2 – free
Under 4 – 80%
Under 12 – 50%
12 to 16 – 25%

Group Discounts – 10% for groups of 4 or more adults

Discount for using own bikes –  £10 per day

What's Included?

This cycling holiday includes –

  • Overnight B & B accommodation
  • Detailed routes, maps, background information
  • Quality bikes (discount available if you prefer to bring your own)
  • Helmets and tool kit, puncture resistant tyres
  • Luggage transfer & full support and back-up should you need help
  • Car parking or transfer to and from nearest station
  • Nearest station – Chester


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