Huxley - Hargrave - Shropshire Union Canal - Crow's Nest Bridge - Huxley

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Save Our Footpaths - get off the beaten track, this circular walk starts along footpaths which are not often used and invisible, but gradually they improve as you progress the route, and finish with a brisk walk along the lane back to the pub for your lunch. The footpath sections are very rural taking you deep into the Cheshire countryside with nothing but fields for miles. There are lots of stiles, old but in good order, and one steel kissing gate. The paths are likely to be very muddy in places in winter or after heavy rain - and the fields quite soggy; and as the canal towpath is grass it won’t be much better. This is a walk for the canal enthusiast and best avoided in winter unless you love a punishing challenge. However, it is very flat all the way, and the walk includes instructions for moored canal boat users.

It is probably most suitable for older teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Good for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be strong trainers or stout shoes in summer, but boots will be best - and essential in winter, and there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. On your route there are bench seats scattered in several locations, and at the start and finish is a small butchers, deli and store alongside the pub car park. The pub itself has toilets and meals; and 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 - Canal Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife

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