Enjoy the long Shropshire Union Canal Embankment at Nantwich

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This is a short but excellent return walk along the towpath of the Shropshire Union Canal where a high embankment provides panoramic views over the rooftops of Nantwich. The path is multi-user and has an excellent surface so wheelchair users can enjoy this walk with few problems and will not need much assistance. Built in 1779 the entire canal structures are grade ll listed and the superb short aqueduct over Chester Road is particularly noteworthy for its industrial archaeology. The wooden sculpture (photo on the right) can be found by the skew bridge where the Nantwich Basin branch leaves the main canal line. There are no gates, stiles or footpath bridges on this walk. This walk includes instructions for walkers from moored canal boats.

The walk is suitable for children, senior citizens and anyone in-between; it is also excellent for dogs, wheelchairs and buggies but some assistance with a very short but steep slope will be needed. Suitable footwear will be anything flat soled and there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. On your route there are refreshments, caf├ęs, shops, pubs and toilets in Nantwich a short distance along Welsh Row from the aqueduct. There are several picnic tables, and you will find a good scattering of bench seats alongside the path.

England - North England - Cheshire - Canal Walk


Birds, Cafe, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Toilets

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