The Countess of Chester Community Park and The Shropshire Union Canal

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This circular park walk takes you through the landscaped slopes near the Chester hospital. Many of the trees and shrubs are quite new having been planted as saplings but in some places the older trees have been retained and look magnificent, especially in the autumn, (photo on the right). Although the route of this walk is round the perimeter of the park, the paths offer a choice of routes and distances and the opportunity to be more active, within a safe and pleasant environment. You can deviate from the route of this walk and explore the park without fear of getting lost. The park’s all-weather paths are wide enough to be also shared with joggers and cyclists. The paths also connect with other routes, which allow you to explore the local area. For children there are 5 totem poles in the park to find, and a dipping platform and boardwalk to explore. This walk includes instructions for walkers from moored canal boats.

This walk is suitable for children, teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. It's excellent for dogs, and also good for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be anything flat soled and there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts. There are refreshments and toilets in the hospital building nearest to the car park, only five minutes' walk. Numerous bench seats and a few picnic tables are scattered throughout the park.

England - North England - Cheshire - Common or Park


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Public Transport, Toilets

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