Bunbury - Tilston Lock & S.U. Canal - Calveley - Water Mill - Bunbury

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Get off the beaten track; half of this circular walk is along footpaths which are not often used, although the first part may be boring to some, consisting of a mile along a country lane. However, this is mitigated somewhat due to it passing through very pleasant rural scenery and being mainly gently downhill. Starting from Tilston Lock, you then follow the towpath all the way to Calveley, passing Bunbury staircase locks on the way (photo on the right) then across country back to Bunbury. All the gates and stiles are in good order and include yellow route-direction arrows; and although there are often gaps by the stiles, the route may be difficult for large dogs and is certainly hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. There are no visible footpaths towards the end of the walk so very careful navigation will be necessary. This walk includes instructions for walkers from moored canal-boats.

The walk is suitable only for older teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. The best footwear will be boots, due to the likelihood of several parts being quite boggy, even in summer. There should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. There are refreshments at Bunbury pubs, at the staircase locks boatyard and at Bunbury Water Mill. Also, there are toilets at pubs in Bunbury and the C&RT service block at the staircase locks for those with a watermate key. There are picnic tables at the Bunbury Water Mill, which is operational and worth a visit if open. If you book in advance, you should be able to get a good meal with your drink; an excellent finish to a good walk: telephone 01829-260183. For the menu see: http://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/dysart/menus/daily-menu

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife

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