Blakemere, Whitegate and Pettypool Wood

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This almost level walk wanders through woods and by lakes in easily accessible countryside. With plenty of facilities and lovely aspects all round, it makes an ideal family day out. The craft centre is based upon the stables of the old house and has a wide range of crafts on offer, as well as courses and entertainments plus a bird of prey aviary, day nursery, playbarn and garden centre (telephone 01606-883261).

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside


Birds, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Public Transport, Restaurant
6/10/2017 - Roger Adams

A very enjoyable walk, but with some major changes. WP 1-3: Cross the railway line, and immediately take the path to your right. You will reach the lane after about 200 yards. WP9-11: Cross to the opposite field and follow the path across it until you come to a T junction. Turn Right. After a few hundred yards you will see a stile on the left. Cross it and follow the path through the woods until the path splits three ways. take the path on the right. Cross the stream and continue uphill until you reach a substantial track. Turn right. WP38: Go left on the permissive path to a cottage. Turn right just beyond it. After a few yards you will see a narrow path with a right of way sign leading behind the cottage.

7/18/2013 - Robert Hughes

This is a truly excellent walk, especially for a hot summer's day where the woodland sections provide respite from the sun. At WM3 the arrow on the second large tree points ahead, whereas you actually need to turn left - keeping the ditch on your right. At WM12 the signpost has gone, so remember this junction for your return journey. At WM22 the tangle of undergrowth has gone. However the gap in the hedge at WM32 is well overgrown - though not impassable. If you are short of time an alternative shorter walk would start at WM20 where there is plenty of parking and omitting the section from WM1-12. However this is a delightful section which warrants being walked in both directions.

2/2/2012 - David Sinkins

Well, what a wonderful walk this is... very flat and easy on my tired old legs! I really liked the secluded sections through the woods, especially Pettypool Wood at the beginning and end of the walk. It must look stunning in summer. As already noted, a few styles and gates are hidden from view across the route, but this just adds to the fun I suppose! The walk along the old railway track between WP19 & 21 was nice, with plenty of other people enjoying the walk as well. The old train station looks beautiful. I completed the walk in around 3 hours, with a 10 minute break. Overall it's a lovely walk and I'd like to thank those involved in sharing it with us here!

6/5/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Jim Grindle for his updates for this walk. June 2011. Admin (Adrian)

5/3/2011 - George Clothier

On G Okell's note re the Pub stop at Foxwist Green... EXCELLENT recommendation!! And Walker friendly BUT can be very busy at lunchtime. If you plan a FOOD stop there, strongly recommend phoning ahead for a table.... Plough Inn 01606 889455

5/3/2007 - G Okell

A 300m diversion at waypoint 25 (instead of turning right) continue straight on to the Plough Inn, great for meals, snacks and drinks of various types. Then return to waypoint 25

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