Anderton - Barnton - Little Leigh - Daleford House - Trent & Mersey Canal - Anderton

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All of the paths on this walk are well used and the route is clearly visible and trodden by numerous walkers along its entire length, also the stiles and gates are all in good order and easy to use. The long canal towpath sections on your return are the most attractive and scenic, but first you walk into the small town of Barnton and all the way through it. You can pause outside the library to read on a plaque a concise history of the town. The countryside beyond is very pleasant and an easy jaunt all the way down to the canal for your return walk along the towpath and over the tops of two tunnels. At the end of the walk is the famous Anderton Boat Lift and visitors centre which well worth a visit and also has a café and toilets, just Google it for the details. Section two has the least used path which may be partly overgrown with brambles and nettles and there is a boggy bit where water is draining down the hill into the canal. Several of the meadows beyond the town show signs of cattle use. This walk includes instructions for canal and river boat users, and there are two alternative walks of mine in this locality; 7854 and 8366.

This walk is suitable for children, senior citizens and anyone in-between. It's excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and section two will be very difficult for buggies. Suitable footwear will be anything flat soled, but boots will be best and avoid wearing shorts due to the close proximity of brambles and nettles along the first footpath. If you have one, take a walking stick in case you meet some nosey cows. On your route you will be passing a children's playground, chippy, Indian take-away, newsagent, and a Co-op store. There are no picnic tables, but bench seats can be found scattered along the route. There are toilets at the pub, and if you book in advance, you can use the pub car park, and should be able to get a good meal with a drink; an excellent finish to a good walk.

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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