Waverton - Shropshire Union Canal - Crocky Trail - Plough Lane - Waverton

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Save Our Footpaths - get off the beaten track, part of this circular walk is along footpaths close to Chester which are not often used. This is a walk more for the serious walker; as while the landscape is varied and interesting, there are no spectacular views. Following a long canal towpath section, most of the remaining route is along footpaths, sometimes alongside fields of crops, and sometimes straight across them. So unless you want a real slog avoid this walk in late autumn and over winter when the fields may be ploughed and wet; summer will be the best time. Although there is the odd small meadow you are not likely to meet with many animals. There are several stiles and all are in good order, but the more popular long distance path is fitted with kissing gates. There are no steep slopes and in summer it should be fairly easy walking.

The walk is probably most suitable for teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Okay for dogs but the stiles are not very dog-friendly, and hopeless for wheelchairs & buggies. Suitable footwear will be anything stout and flat soled but boots will be best, especially in winter or after heavy rain. Avoid wearing shorts as there are likely to be nettles and thistles to encounter. On your route there are no refreshments picnic tables or toilets, but there are bench seats at the start and finish by the canal, and food shops and a chemist in Waverton village near the end of the walk.

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Food Shop, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Public Transport, River

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