Upton Hikers

Updated: - 16th April 2018

The next walk will be on Thursday 19th April in the morning, details are below and the expected weather will be added here a few days before.
The weather forecast is for a hot and sunny morning so short sleeves will be in order, it should be great weather for walking so we hope that you will come and join us.


Upton Hikers offer free easy walks 3 to 5 miles long at a slow walking speed and breaks are taken when needed. The walks are all circular and within twenty miles of Chester. Travel to the start of each walk is by car - and lifts are available. We normally meet on the first Sunday morning and third Thursday morning monthly and some of the walks finish with an optional pub lunch. Many routes are suitable for all the family, often including your dog. You will need to bring waterproofs if there may be showers, and for some walks boots will be needed. WalkingWorld members, Chester residents, and anyone who Googled us are welcome to join our walks. If you have any questions please ask using the link under the photo, and if you‘ll be coming along for the first time you’ll be especially welcome and we look forwards very much to meeting you. You can Email me or just turn up at the start, find the damson car, and introduce yourself. If you need a lift please ask.
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Thanks to everyone who came on the last walk. The next will be a waterways walk along the Trent & Mersey Canal & the River Weaver. To reach the start of the walk using a map first find Cheshire then Northwich, then Acton Bridge which is about four miles to the north west. Find where Warrington Road (A49), crosses the River Weaver and The Leigh Arms is located here. Grid ref: SJ 602 761. The 3½ mile walk starts from their car park; meet at 10.00 am for a 10.15 start. If you are using a SatNav, enter the post code CW8 4QT or the co-ordinates: 53.28053, 002.60007. Toilet facilities should be available and this walk will finish with an optional pub lunch.


The walk will be excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs & buggies due to several sets of steps and the very narrow final footpath through rough meadows. Suitable footwear will be boots as the last sections of the walk may become quite boggy and some of the stiles are not in best condition.




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