Daresbury and Moore Nature Reserve

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The walk starts in Daresbury at the Lewis Carroll Centre and drops to the Bridgewater Canal. From here field-paths and lanes lead through the village of Moore, passing The Red Lion and going north to cross the Manchester Ship Canal. On the far side is an extensive nature reserve with well-constructed paths that are not shown on OS maps; one of these is along the course of a disused canal, so that three are visited during the day. On the return, paths that are open but not mapped as rights of way cross meadows that are now community open spaces before the Bridgewater Canal is reached again. A short climb over a hill capped by Daresbury Firs brings us back to the start of the walk. The walk is fairly flat, good underfoot and has no stiles.

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
2/3/2020 - Graham Moss

Walked 01/02/20. A good walk except for the field between WP 3 and WP4. This field is a mass of mud churned up by what appears to be heavy vehicles. (I have a suspicion it may be used for heavy vehicle parking during the Creamfields Festival) I would not advise walking this section in shoes.

7/16/2015 - Geoffrey Robertshaw

Another great Jim Grindle walk. The walk was really enjoyable with lots to see throughout. Since the walk was produced a new tea room called Dormouse has just opened close to the Lawnmower shop mentioned at Waypoint 30. We stopped for an ice cream.

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30.5 Miles