Acton Bridge - River Weaver - Little Leigh - Daleford House - Trent & Mersey Canal - Acton Bridge (route 2)

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This is a lovely rural circular walk which starts along a lane from a pub by the river Weaver, followed by alternate footpaths and short lengths of lane through the countryside; it's a bit hilly but nothing is very steep. This is followed at Little Leigh by an enclosed track down into the valley to the canal; followed by a delightful, long walk along one of the most enchanting sections of this exceptional canal with its grade ll listed bridges, which are part of our industrial archaeology.

All of the paths are well used, the route is easy to follow, and the gates are all in good order and there are no stiles. This walk includes instructions for walkers from moored canal and river boats and is a shorter alternative to walk 8360.

The walk is suitable for children, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be anything stout and flat soled, but boots will be best as there is one short section that is likely to be boggy all year round. There should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. On your route there are no refreshments except at the pub at the start and finish where there are also toilets. There are no picnic tables, but you fill find several bench seats along the canal towpath, but there are no other facilities. If you book in advance, you should be able to get a good meal with a drink at the pub; an excellent finish to a good walk.

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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