Nantwich - River Weaver - Marsh Lane Covert - Acton - Nantwich (route 1)

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This easy circular walk round the waterways of Nantwich is full of variety, with parkland, quaint river bridges, rivers, lakes and meadows. There are some short stretches along roads, but the route is tree lined for much of the way and mostly level. There are no narrow bridges, stiles, kissing gates, snickets as beyond the riverbank parkland the paths and tracks are also suitable for horses. Some fields have sheep in, and you will pass a new housing estate with a rustic children's playground alongside your path. As the canal bridges were built in the 18th century, they are all grade ll listed and part of our industrial archaeology. This is a longer version of walk 8357 and includes instructions for walkers from moored canal boats.

The walk is suitable for children, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Except for the steps at one canal bridge down to the towpath the route would also be suitable for wheelchair users on days when the meadow is firm; but you should be able to cope with this for children's buggies. The route is also excellent for dogs. Suitable footwear will be anything flat soled such as strong trainers or stout shoes, but boots may be best and there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. On your route there are no facilities or toilets except for the hotel and pub near the start and finish of the walk, but you should be able to find all other facilities in the town centre. There are no picnic tables, but numerous bench seats along the river and canal. If you book in advance at the Cheshire Cat near your car park you should be able to get a good meal with a drink; an excellent finish to a good walk.

England - North England - Cheshire - River Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland

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