Shotwick - Dingle Wood - Shotwick Castle - Shotwick

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A circular walk starting in the once thriving port at Shotwick village; the route takes you over the river Dee flood plain and across agricultural fields before reaching the most attractive section of the walk. This is where you go through the delightful Dingle Wood, (photo on the right). You emerge from the wood onto the site of the historic Shotton Castle. The fields after section nine may be quite muddy in winter. The rural route is generally quiet and peaceful with some superb views, and most of the walk is level. Although not the most scenic local walk it's a 'must-do' route for the serious walker.

This walk is good for teenagers, senior citizens and everyone in-between. All of the bridges and stiles are in good order but dogs would need lifting over a couple of styles, but the route is unsuitable for wheelchairs or buggies. Suitable footwear would be boots or stout walking shoes. There are no refreshments or toilet facilities on this walk, or any picnic tables or bench seats, except for the wide steel beams on the ramps to the bridge in section ten - but it's a bit noisy.

England - North England - Cheshire - Wirral

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Castle, Church, Flowers, Moor, Mostly Flat, Woodland
05/08/2016 - Derek Smith

I walked past waymark 15 on 03.08.2016 and found a lot of tall grass along the wide verge of the road. I had no difficulty at all in wading through it for 20m, negotiating the metal kissing gate onto the meadow beyond, and then crossing the meadow to the next gate at waymark 16.

31/07/2016 - michael parry

Did walk on 30/7/16.Good directions but at waymark 15 footpath was totally overgrown.Instead,turned left on to cycle track 20 yards away.This led straight back to waymark 2.Turned right to retrace steps back to start

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