Equestrian Breaks

Willington Hall is lucky enough to have an equestrian centre within the garden, and not just any equestrian centre – but one of the best.

With our partners ‘Equestrian Escapes’ we are happy to facilitate riding breaks and holidays. They will be happy to arrange lessons for you with the riding school, after discussing in detail your individual requirements. Equestrian Escapes are experienced in the organisation of breaks, and will be able to pitch a riding experience to suit you. Willington Hall Riding Centre offers a range of riding experiences from individual or group lessons, to hacks out through the Cheshire countryside, along the sandstone trail and into Delamere forest; an equestrian break can be tailored to your riding ability.

For those wanting the full Horsey experience, why not spend some time at the Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre. Where you can experience these delightful animals as well as many other animals and rare breeds in their countryside park.

Come and enjoy the fantastic Cheshire countryside!


The Sandstone trail is one of the most popular middle distance walks in the North of the UK, following the sandstone ridge that runs from top to bottom of the county.

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Willington Hall is en route at one of the junctions of the trail. The trail enjoys a high position, from where you can see all of the Western side of Cheshire to the Welsh mountains, as well as seeing the route of the trail stretching out south towards Shropshire.

If the whole trail is not for you then there are a number of shorter circular walks around.

alternatively a short drive away is Delamere Forest with a number of routes for walking and cycling, including a high wire activity center.

We can organise picnics for you to take from the hotel, or why not pop in for a bar snack on the terrace?

If you are looking to do the whole trail and would like to make it easier, stopping off along the way, Byways Breaks can organise the route as well as your luggage collected and taken to your next stop

Discover Nature in Cheshire

Use Willington Hall as a staging post for a forray into the Cheshire countryside to discover the fantastic wildlife right on our doorstep.

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Shooting at Willington Hall

Advanced Professional Shooting Instruction (A.P.S.I/BASC)










About us


Welcome to High Bird Shooting Limited based in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, near Chester.


Run by Bill Telford, who is an Advanced Instructor with the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors (A.P.S.I).Bill will ensure that you receive friendly, expert and most importantly safe tuition in a relaxed atmosphere. Bill likes to introduce new people to the sport, including the young and disabled, providing tuition in the skills and etiquette of clay or game shooting.

Bill enjoys working with experienced shots to improve their skill level or to provide practice in the lovely private setting of Willington Hall Hotel.

You will be personally accompanied by your instructor at all times, ensuring complete safety.

Clay Shooting Lessons

If you would like one-to-one or group lessons, in a private setting as an introduction to the sport of shooting, or a memorable day out with family, friends or work colleagues, we will provide you with an experience to remember.

Motor Racing

Oulton Park There are various different events and race days across the year, from Classic Cars to Superbikes. Details can be found at

The racetrack also organises track days and driver experiences, including power sliding lessons. Speak to reception with requirements or look up either or

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Go Ape – Delamere Forest

The adrenaline junkies will love this, high rise tree top adventure! Swing from ropes, climb poles and zip wire across the forest! This is a fantastic day out for children and adults! They also have a sedgeway experience.