Chester: Upton - The Zoo - Pretty Bridge - Upton (route 2)

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A return walk along good hard paths; partly along urban streets in the northern suburbs of Chester, then along a bridle path through Chester Zoo with a good chance of spotting some exotic animals. You can get a clear panoramic view of the elephant enclosure without going through the turnstiles, (photo on the right). When you reach the canal bridge (locally called 'Pretty Bridge' because of its ornamental railings), there is a tow path bench seat, ducks and possibly boats. The canal tow path is now called the 'North Cheshire Way', part of the cycling network, so look out for cyclists and joggers at the bridge. This the return point for the walk and your route then goes back through the zoo the same way that you came, with a chance to see other exotic animals that were missed your first time through. This walk includes instructions for walkers from moored canal boats and is a shorter version of walk 7424.

This walk is suitable for children, senior citizens, and everyone in-between, also excellent for wheelchairs, buggies and dogs. Suitable footwear will be anything flat soled and there will no problems for anyone wearing shorts. There are toilets in the pub along with a drink. If you wish to sample their excellent grilled food after your walk you will need to book in advance as they are very popular. To see the menu and find the phone number Google 'Wheatsheaf pub, Upton, Chester'.

England - North England - Cheshire - Wirral


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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