Gatesheath - Hatton Heath - Milner's Heath - S.U. Canal - Gatesheath

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Save Our Footpaths - get off the beaten track, this circular walk has a final footpath unsigned and rarely used. On the other hand, the first mile and threequarters are along quite busy roads; compensated by a brisk pace at the thought of a superb meal at the Carriages Country pub at the finish of your expedition. The first footpath used to be poorly used but is now much better to follow. The canal towpath takes you past a long line of moored boats before embarking on the final footpath. You will be walking through meadows which may sometimes contain cows so best take a walking stick in case you need to fend them off. The route is very flat, and the footpaths start with kissing and latched gates, and finish with a few very awkward stiles. Some sections may be a little muddy in winter or after heavy rain. The walk includes instructions for moored canal boat users.

It is probably suitable for children, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be anything flat soled, but boots will be best, especially in winter, and there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. On your route there are no facilities of any sort, but you will find picnic tables at the Country pub. If you phone in advance you should be able to book use of their car park and a table for a meal and drink; an excellent finish to an enjoyable walk.

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland

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