Anderton and the Trent and Mersey Canal

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This walk begins with a memorable stretch of the Trent and Mersey Canal. Footpaths through arable land and pastures are mostly well-signposted and maintained while views, if distant, are there in clear weather. With very little height gain and a pub halfway round, the walk is relatively undemanding.

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Gift Shop, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Museum, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Woodland
8/14/2012 - Jim Grindle

Entry to the boat lift is free for the whole of 2012. - Jim Grindle

2/1/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Graham Moss for his update for this walk. January 2012. Adrian (Admin)

1/29/2012 - Graham Moss

Jim Grindle should be awarded a 'gold star' for this walk as it was one of the muddiest I have ever encountered. I think it is fair to say that the only 'non muddy' bits were the surfaced roads and lanes - even the canal tow path was a bed of mud. Sorry to say that what should have been an enjoyable walk soon turned into a feat of endurance!

5/13/2011 - Mike Young

The boat lift was interesting and canal towpath gave pleasant walking. However the stretch from Little Leigh around to Anderton was a bit dull - traversing lots of fields and walking on roads. It wouuld be a better walk if you shortened that element and incorporated a walk through Marbury Country Park which is nearby, with a lake, woodland and riverside walking.

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25.5 Miles