Bruera - Saighton - Coldharbour Ponds - Bruera

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Save Our Footpaths - get off the beaten track, this circular walk starts in Bruera hamlet close to Chester, along footpaths which are not often used. The route is very rural and flat, and mainly across meadows with attractive wide open vistas, especially near the start. From the bridle path you can see the outline of the Welsh hills in the distant horizon, and even that of our highest local hill - Moel Famaur. Apart from this there is little of special interest to look out for, except perhaps for the 100m belt of mixed woodland with a footpath of virgin grass passing through it, (as shown in the photo on the right). Having only three buildings Bruera hamlet is exceptionally small; however the church is in the National Heritage List for England and worth a look inside. So if you want to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and quiet - this is the walk for you. If you do meet someone it's probably another WalkingWorld hiker on this walk. Cheery cyclists passed by on the two road sections, but I met nobody on the footpaths except for a local farmer on a quad bike checking on his cattle. He stopped for a chat and complained of local dog walkers leaving his gates open - so if you try this walk, please make sure that you close them. All of them will open - only one with a little difficulty - and all the stiles are good.

This walk is probably most suitable for teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Difficult for large dogs due to small gaps under some stiles, and hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Good strong trainers or anything flat soled will be adequate footwear, but boots will be best, especially in winter. Avoid wearing shorts as you are likely to encounter nettles, thistles and brambles, especially near stiles and taking some secateurs would be handy. There are no refreshments, toilets, bench seats or picnic tables on this walk.

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Public Transport, Woodland

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