Anderton - Trent & Mersey Canal - Black Wood - Haydn Pool - Anderton Nature Park (route 2)

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The locality of this walk is in the beautiful landscape created from old salt processing works. The whole area is open to the public with free access and is very popular, with visitors coming quite long distances to enjoy not only the scenery, but also the famous boat lift which connects the river Weaver with the Trent and Mersey Canal. All of the footpaths used on this walk are wide and compacted and there is very little road; also there are no stiles, kissing gates or snickets. Not all of the return paths through the woods are shown on the maps, but if you keep to the main path and head for the boat lift or car park you can't really get very lost. This is a shorter version of walk 7854 and includes instructions for walkers from moored canal and river boats.

The walk is suitable for children, teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, suitable footwear will be anything flat soled, and there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. Although a little bumpy in parts, the route will be good for wheelchairs and buggies, but some assistance will be needed along the grassy path and for the uphill section near the end. There are refreshments and toilets at the pub and a café at the Anderton Boat Lift Visitors Centre which is very close to the start and end of the walk. You will find a picnic table set near the end of the walk, and occasional bench seats along the route. The walk starts and finishes at the Stanley Arms pub and if you contact landlord Adrian Tomlinsong to book a table in advance you will be able to get a good meal with your drink; an excellent finish to a good walk, tel. 01606 77661. Email: - To see the menu visit: -

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Flowers, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Woodland

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25.5 Miles