Alvanley Hall - Buckoak - Lowerhall Farm - Longster Trail - Alvanley Hall

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Save Our Footpaths - get off the beaten track, this circular walk is along footpaths which are not often used. You do get some good panoramic views in places, but you're unlikely to meet any other walkers; so if you need to get away from everything for a while, or need a challenge, this will be a good walk for you.

That's in summer; in winter you will also need to cope with a lot of mud as well as a marshy field. Hardly surprising this route is little used; near the start and finish the winding paths are quite faint, very narrow, and take you through waist high bracken, bramble, nettles, shrubs and general undergrowth.

Parts of The Longster Trail have been discontinued and re-routed but not re-plotted. Another path on this route is permissive and not shown on the map. A Wood you pass is not shown on the map either, nor is much of the extensive dense bushland along the north side of Moors Brook. You are likely to meet up with cows. The route slopes downhill to the brook and uphill on the return.

The bridges and stiles are old but in fair order. The walk is probably most suitable for older teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Good for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be anything stout and flat soled, but boots will be best; and due to close proximity with nettles and bramble avoid wearing shorts. Taking some small secateurs would be very useful.

On this walk there are no facilities of any sort, but there is a good pub with food in Alvanley village, not far from the finish of the walk.

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Hills or Fells, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland

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