Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve and Swettenham

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Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve is the ideal base for a walk; it is easy to access, has good parking, toilets, shelter, seats and is an agreeable spot in itself. The downside is that there aren't many footpaths! This walk gets around this by doing what a friend once called a lollipop route; that is, the start and finish form the handle and there is a loop at the top. The walk goes north along a bridleway and a lane to the village of Swettenham, where there is a pub, before making a wide circuit through pastures and arable land back to the village. The return along the bridleway really did look different from the outward route and I didn't find it repetitive. The going is generally firm and there has been a lot of work in repairing stiles and in waymarking the paths.

You can add to the walk a one-mile circuit of the lake in the park and also in spring visit a daffodil-filled valley (see Waymark 15).

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife

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16.8 Miles