Beeston Castle and the Shropshire Union Canal

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Most of the walk is flat, going through pasture and along a towpath, which is left by just one short but steep descent. The area around the castle is among the most tranquil you could find, with views of every side of Beeston Castle itself and also of the Victorian mock castle of Peckforton. The finest views though, are from the high bastion on which Beeston Castle stands and if you have the time it is worth paying the entrance fee to enjoy this. Once upon a time the castle was open and free, but in those days they also had steam trains that stopped at Beeston Station!

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife
16/06/2014 - Barry Lewis

This a great walk. There have been changes however. Most of the stiles reported on this walk have been replaced by metal kissing gates. Only about 6 stiles still exist - mainly those either side of footbridges.

04/07/2011 - Andrew Bradbury

Just done this walk today (4/7/11). Excellent walk but did experience a problem between WMs 18 and 19. Either side of the stile with no fence or hedge the farmer has kindly installed two electric fences, although neither seemed to be live. Between this stile and WM19 was a large herd of cows which clearly did not welcome our presence and we decided not to try to outrun them the 50m to the next stile. We returned to WM18 and took the path through the woods, joining the Sandstone Trail near Pennsylvania Cottage. There you turn left, rejoining the original route at Moathouse Farm.

29/04/2011 - Michael Fellows

This was a beautiful walk and the instructions were perfect. Great Walk

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