Daresbury: The Lewis Carroll Walk

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Whilst I was researching other walks from Daresbury I kept coming across signs for this one and eventually I made up my mind to do it. In the church shop I discovered some well-hidden sketch maps and I bought one. The walk, then, is not my own but I can say that the original maps would not be enough for most walkers and I feel justified in offering a more detailed guide, one that is up to Walkingworld's standards. There are some stretches on lanes and some lovely paths with views to the Peckforton Hills and to Wales in parts of the walk. The site of Lewis Carroll's birthplace has been made into a most attractive garden by the National Trust and the nearby Centenary Wood is also charming. (My own take on these sites is Walk 6771).

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Museum, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
16/05/2016 - Barbara Davies

Proposed Amendment to the Access info: paragraph The text in the Access info: paragraph of the Walk detail states that parking is permitted in the Church car park . Recently I took part in a walk which started from the Church car park where the party had arrived in seven cars . Just as we were about to start the walk we were approached by the Vicar who ,in a rather officious manner , asked us how long we would be there and why had we not made our parking requirements known . We apologised for the error in our ways and the atmosphere thawed . The Vicar said that all parties should make their parking requirements known in advance because if he were to have a well-attended Funeral or Wedding service engagement there would not be sufficient parking space for all parties – the inference being that the congregation would have priority . The vicar said that contact could be achieved via the Church website , which is www.daresburycofe.org.uk , and on the home page header click on ‘Contact us’ at the right hand end of the toolbar . We parted on agreeable terms but I suggest that the Access text be amended to suggest that Church parking may be available and to contact the Church website in advance to seek approval for the date and number of vehicles involved Alternatively , there is the nearby Ring O’ Bells pub (phone 01925 740256) with ample parking facilities Mike Davies

20/03/2015 - Andrew Bradbury

I did this walk with friends earlier this week. The previous comments are fair but if you enjoy an easy walk chatting with friends then this is a good one. It is true that Lewis Carroll's birthplace is no longer there but the signs on the site are informative and if you also visit the Lewis Carroll Centre in Daresbury Church you can learn quite a lot. Look out for white rabbits and the weather vane on the school. However, the highlight for us was finding the Dormouse Tearooms just up the road. The vegetable soup is amazing and despite being quite a smart place they welcomed us with our muddy boots.

17/08/2014 - Ian Humphreys

Did this walk 15/08/14. We had done two or three walks in the area previously and found these pleasant. This walk is however plain with little to rave about along the way. You get the odd decent view to North Wales and the Mersey but mostly it is trudging across fields with little if anything to see or look forward to. It is however well signposted but when you get to Lewis Carroll's birthplace there is nothing there other than a stone that says this was his birthplace. Good job the weather was fine for the walk or we would have been disappointed further.

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30.5 Miles