Raby - Thornton Hough - Hinderton Hall - Cherry Farm Woods - Raby

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This circular walk will be delightful walk before lunch at the 'Cowshed Restaurant' and will be enjoyed most in summer when there are leaves on the trees. It consists of two adjacent walks being joined together to create a longer walk. Several new permissive bridle paths have been created, giving off-road routes around White House Farm. Some of these are included in the route for this walk and are not marked on maps at the date of the walk compilation. This is a very affluent district and you will pass close to Thornton Hough and you can expect to meet up with horse riders, especially at week-ends. All of the gates are in good order. There are three alternative walks of shorter lengths in this locality, 7651, 7652 & 7762.

This walk is suitable for older teenagers and adults of all ages. Dogs will be okay but will need to be on lead for most of the route as it passes through areas of farmland which is divided from paths by simple wire strand fences. It is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies. Suitable footwear - anything flat soled will be fine, but boots are best in winter or after periods of rain, when sections of the paths are likely to be very boggy. There are no nettles or brambles so no problems with wearing shorts. There are bench seats by Raby public phone box, and these are the only ones on this walk, although a low wall to sit on briefly can be found opposite the drive to School Lane. There are no picnic tables. There are refreshments and toilets at the Wheatsheaf Inn where your walk started (see photo on the right), and if you time your walk carefully you will also be able to enjoy a good meal there. The 17th century pub is old and dark inside, but the 'Cowshed Restaurant' attached to it is more modern, being a converted oak beamed cattle barn. As it's not big, if you would like to enjoy a home cooked meal there I would suggest you phone and book in advance of your walk. Tel. 0151 336 3416.

England - North England - Cheshire - Wirral

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Wildlife, Woodland

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