Bunbury - Haughton Hall - Shropshire Union Canal - Calveley - Bunbury

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Save Our Footpaths - get off the beaten track, a large part of this circular walk is along footpaths which are not often used. The walk features a good deal of the farmland and meadows near Bunbury; and the return route is along the Shropshire Union Canal with garage, cheese factory and boating services. This is a level route for the serious walker as the countryside does not have many landmarks, making it difficult to navigate. There are few roads on this route, so if you want to get away from it all and enjoy the countryside this is a good walk for you, although you are likely to come across a few cows. Some sections are likely to be quite boggy in winter, so the walk is best done in summer. The stiles, gates and bridges are a mix of old and new, mostly in good order, but many are partly overgrown. The walk includes instructions for moored canal boat users.

The walk is probably most suitable for teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be strong trainers or stout shoes, but boots will be best, especially in winter. Avoid wearing shorts as there are occasional nettles, thistles and brambles to do battle with and taking some small secateurs would be very useful. On your route there are refreshments and groceries alongside the canal at the garage and cheese factory. There is good food and toilets at the pub at the start and finish, and if you book in advance, you should be able to get a good meal with a drink; an excellent finish to a good walk.

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Toilets

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