Aston Grange - Longacre Wood - Dutton Viaduct - Bank Rough - Aston Grange

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This is an excellent riverside circular walk which uses bridle paths for the whole of the route, often along tracks but sometimes over fields and sometimes the paths are a bit narrow. They are mostly in good order and there are numerous bridle gates but naturally no stiles, kissing gates or steps; towards the end there is a short but quite steep slope but along a good track. This makes the route, with the aid of a small team of assistants, possible for adventurous wheelchair users in summer. The route is okay to use all year round for walkers and has a good variety of interesting features which you can discover for yourself. The return route is along the river towpath which takes you through the grounds of a delightful old cottage half way along. We passed through one field of sheep but there were none that were growing crops. This walk includes instructions for walkers from moored river boats, although mooring may be difficult, and gangplanks will be needed.

The walk will probably be suitable for children, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, okay for buggies; and possible - but a real challenge - for wheelchair users. Suitable footwear will be anything flat soled in summer, but boots will be best in winter or after heavy rain as there will be lots of puddles and the ground will be soggy in places. There should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. On your route there is a tea shop and nurseries at Bluebell Cottage but check first to see if they will be open: - At the top of Delamere Way there are good spots with nice grass for picnics on the meadow, which will also give you excellent views; you may come across an occasional bench seat, but there are no other amenities.

England - North England - Cheshire - River Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, River, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland
14/11/2021 - Dawn Morris

Beautiful day and lovely picturesque off-road walk in a surprisingly quiet and rural setting given its closeness to the M56 urban corridor. The directions were excellent. We weren't sure where we should park as the lane is very narrow so we tucked into the bridleway opening at the start of the walk.

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