Kelsall - Delamere Forest Park - Manley Common - Kelsall

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The village of Kelsall grew up where a gap in the Mid-Cheshire Ridge encouraged an early trading route to develop, carrying salt from the Cheshire salt field to Chester (Deva) in Roman times, for example. During the medieval period, development of the village was constrained by the surrounding Royal Forest of 'Mara et Mondrum', parts of which survive today as Delamere Forest. Today, the village lies in the commuter belt of Chester and Merseyside and has been bypassed by the busy A54(T). Unusually for this part of England, there are several fruit farms around the village.

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside


Birds, Toilets, Woodland
8/10/2016 - Roger Adams

Roger Adams. 9/08/2016. At waypoint 14 the farmer has blocked the path at the direction marker with pallets and barbed wire. The gate next to it is locked and chained. The only option is to climb over the gate. The Delamere Forest section is very badly signed, and a compass is helpful to tell which path to follow. In general, a very enjoyable walk.

1/29/2012 - David Sinkins

I parked on Longely Avenue at the junction with Broom's Lane, near WP2. There seems to be no problem with parking in that street. The walk was pretty much straight-forward after a few minor descents. After a nice walk through the fields, it was then in to Delamere Forest for a short while. This was pleasant with plenty of people around. I don't recall any problems, it was an easily navigable walk. I think it took me about 2 hours 10 minutes to complete with a 10 minute break beside a lovely stream.

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