Fivecrosses - Belleair Wood - Frodsham Cut & Lock - Bradley Orchard - Fivecrosses

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All of the footpaths on this circular route are quite well used, and the wide variety of stiles, gates and footbridges are all in good order. The excellent views over the river Weaver valley are one of the best features and the walk will be enjoyed the most in summer. You may encounter cows and horses as you cross some meadows, and a walking stick may be useful to fend them off if they get nosey. The first half of the walk takes you downhill all the way to the river - and the second half takes you all the way back up, the steepest part being on a quiet country lane which is easiest for uphill walking. Some paths have short but quite steep sections and the sections along the riverbank have been damaged by the farmer in places and several sections are likely to be very muddy in winter. Although this walk includes instructions for moored river boat users, mooring is not very easy.

The walk is most suitable for teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will normally be anything flat soled in summer, but boots will be essential in winter or after heavy rain. There should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. Except for the pub at the start and finish, and a bench seat at Frodsham Lock, there are no other facilities on your route. 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 - River Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland

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