Picton - Wervin - North Cheshire Way - River Gowy - Picton

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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. On the positive side the route is rural and the scenery pleasant, and if you like to get away from it all this walk has some distinct advantages as I never met a soul on the entire route. Some gates are broken and hard to open, and in some places, there are just gaps in hedges (photo on the right). Some important signage is missing so careful navigation is needed. The route towards the end is hard work due to long grass and no visible path due to lack of usage. However, all of the stiles and bridges are in good order and are fitted with yellow route direction indicators.

It is a route for serious walkers, who will probably be older teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Not good for large dogs because of the stiles, and hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be boots due to some quite muddy sections, very uneven ground and an abundance of long wet grass. Avoid wearing shorts as there are lots of nettles, thistles and brambles to do battle with and taking some small secateurs would be very useful. (Started taking them myself now). There are no refreshments, toilets, picnic tables or bench seats on this walk. However, there is some limited seating on the stile steps.

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Mostly Flat, River, Wildlife

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