Guilden Sutton - Hoole Bank - Picton Gorse - Mickle Trafford - Guilden Sutton

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Save Our Footpaths - get off the beaten track, this circular walk is along footpaths close to Chester which are not often used. Your second footpath is over a field of crops and often needs careful navigation, but all of the route is very flat. Most of the others are over meadows and there is often a faint path to follow. There is nothing spectacular on the route and I didn't meet up with any farm animals. There is a mixture of stiles, kissing gates, and timber footbridges, most are in good order, but there is one wobbly one. The only downside is the long lane bash in the middle of the walk.

The route is probably suitable for most children, senior citizens and anyone in-between. It will be difficult for large dogs due to unfriendly stiles, and hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be anything flat soled, but boots will be best, especially in winter or after recent heavy rain as the paths will be muddy with numerous puddles; there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. Taking some small secateurs would be very useful in improving climbing over some stiles.

On your route there are a few bench seats; and you do pass quite close to a Toby Carvery near the start, so if you begin your walk late in the morning you could stop there for lunch. However just before your final footpath is the very popular Meadow Lea Farm café for walkers and cyclists; with tables outside and inside, and they permit dogs entry too. 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 - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife

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