Locality: Cheshire West and Chester

www.chesterwalking.org.uk

Visits to the Website561
Starting fromChester
Overview

'Friendly group of people from Chester, Wirral and North Wales who enjoy walking, socialising and weekends away ... Chester and District Walking Group was formerly known as Chester YHA Walking Group prior to a name-change in 2007. The group was founded in the 1980s although it has been suggested that our walk origins go back as far as the 1940s and 50s.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1025

www.greatoutdoors.org.uk

Navigate the Website>>> Find out if the Club is for you ...
Visits to the Website189
Starting fromChester
Overview

As good as you make it ... : 'We run weekend, day and evening events throughout the year. There's something on every week and often several times a week during summer. We plan to have a weekend away every month, and several day walks and biking events every month. During the summer we also have evening walks and biking events every week.'

County (Historic)
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chesterwalkingclub.com

Visits to the Website123
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'A Chester based walking club offering up to three grades of walks on Sundays and a walk on alternate Wednesdays: Club Guided walks in Snowdonia , North Wales and counties surrounding Cheshire. Grades of Walks A – Mountain walk, usually with more than 600m (~2000ft) of ascent; B – Moorland walk, usually with more than 300m (~1000ft) of ascent; C – Mainly pastoral walk usually with less than 300m (~1000ft) of ascent.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record475

www.forestry.gov.uk/delamere

Visits to the Website430
Starting fromDelamere Forest
Overview

'Delamere is an ideal place to go for a walk. Whether you're looking for an easy going trail for all abilities, a hike to admire the view or a bit of peace and quiet to observe the wildlife ... There are dry sandstone paths, lots of mature trees to shade or shelter under depending on the weather and the forest of Blakemere for bird watchers ... Use our Forest Guide to find walking and cycling routes.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1694

www.guildensutton.org.uk/Footpaths/Footpathsgroup/paths.html

Visits to the Website178
Starting fromGuilden Sutton
Overview

'As a village on the outskirts of Chester, Guilden Sutton is linked by a series of footpaths including the Longster Trail reaching from Pipers Ash to Helsby Hill. These paths provide a valuable resource for everyone and the information included here is to help make that possible.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record516

harrishikers.blogspot.com

Visits to the Website333
Starting fromChester
Overview

'We walk every Thursday and Saturday, New Years day and May Day. How many walk? Walks take place as long as there are at least 2 wanting to walk on that day. More walk on a Thursday than on a Saturday.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record676

www.nessgardens.org.uk

Visits to the Website249
Starting fromNess Botanic Gardens
Overview

The Tree Trail 'aims to take you around some of the most interesting trees at Ness. It follows the main route around the inner part of the gardens, plus a loop to see some special trees including the Handkerchief Tree'.

Description from

University of Liverpool

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record693

www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/walking-trails

Navigate the Website>>> Baker Way
Visits to the Website710
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromChester Railway Station
Overview

'The extended Baker Way links the heart of Chester with Delamere Forest Park. The core of the route is provided by the original Baker Way - a long established route from Christleton to Brines Brow Picnic Area.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record2164

www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/horse-riding-trails

Navigate the Website>>> Bishop Bennet Way
Visits to the Website548
Distance (miles)34
Starting fromBeeston Castle
Overview

Horse riding trail which 'runs from near Beeston Castle to the village of Wirswall on the Shropshire border ... The route can be followed by foot and mountain bike. Walkers can avoid longer road sections by making the most of the footpath network in the area'.

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record933

chester.yourwestcheshire.co.uk/pages/2336/1/Heritage_Trails_in_Chester.html

Visits to the Website373
Starting fromChester
Overview

'Chester has a number of fascinating walks and tours.  Here are some self guided trails which help explain the city's heritage ...'

County (Historic)
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www.rbjarvis.co.uk/Personal/walking/delamereway.htm

Visits to the Website193
Distance (miles)21
Starting fromFrodsham
Overview

'Take a walk along the Delamere Way and visit Delamere Forest Park and the Trent & Mersey Canal.'

Description from

Richard Jarvis

See also

Delamere Way [LDWA]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record537

www.rbjarvis.co.uk/Personal/walking/eddisburyway.htm

Visits to the Website182
Distance (miles)17
Starting fromFrodsham Bridge
Overview

'Walk from Frodsham Bridge to Burwardsley. At Burwardsley the walk finishes about 15 meters from the Sandstone Trail. The walk also finishes about 1/4 mile from The Pheasant - a pub which also does food and accommodation.' The Path is generally waymarked with yellow arrows containing the words Eddisbury Way and can be followed on OS Maps.

Description from

Richard Jarvis

See also

Eddisbury Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

County (Historic)
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www.hartfordcivicsociety.org.uk

Navigate the Website>>> LOCAL WALKS
Visits to the Website373
Starting fromHartford
Overview

'Information sheets on a number of walks in the immediate vicinity of Hartford and combining these with a few historical notes to make the journey more interesting.'

Description from

Hartford Civic Society

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1009

canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-and-rivers/llangollen-canal

Visits to the Website360
Distance (miles)46
Starting fromHurleston Junction
Overview

'The dizzying Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which carries the canal over the River Dee, is a must-see. This remarkable feat of canal engineering is 125 feet high, and the canal is unprotected on one side, giving the impression of a sheer drop from a narrowboat. The structure is deservedly a World Heritage Site ...'

Walks described here by
See also

Llangollen Canal [Canal Guide] | Llangollen Canal [Wikipedia] | Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal [Jim Shead]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record787

www.mcfs.org.uk/Longster-Trail.htm

Navigate the Website>>> A5 Booklet [PDF]
Visits to the Website173
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromHelsby Hill
Overview

'From its start at the top of Helsby Hill, the Trail runs in a generally south-westerly direction for a total of just over 19 km (12 miles) to the Shropshire Union Canal west of Chester.'

County (Historic)
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marches_Way

Visits to the Website521
Distance (miles)218
Starting fromChester Railway Station
Overview

'Partially waymarked long distance footpath in the United Kingdom. It runs 351 kilometres / 218 miles through the Welsh–English borderlands, traditionally known as the Welsh Marches and links the cities of Chester in the north and Cardiff in the south ... The Marches Way was removed from the Ordnance Survey map series in 2004 after only being detailed on these particular maps for approximately 5 years.'

Walks described here by
See also

The Marches Way: A Long Distance Path from Chester to Cardiff Les Lumsdon (Sigma Leisure, 1992)

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1899

www.discoverthemerseyforest.co.uk

Category:Cheshire
Navigate the Website>>> Walks
Visits to the Website568
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'The Mersey Forest is a growing network of woodlands and green spaces across Cheshire and Merseyside, which has been creating "woodlands on your doorstep" for 20 years.'

Description from

The Mersey Forest

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1197

neston.org.uk/about-the-area/things-to-see-and-do/walks-around-the-neston-area/

Visits to the Website472
Starting fromNeston
Overview

The Jewel in the Crown 'Situated on the River Dee side of the Wirral Peninsula, midway between the cities of Chester and Liverpool and close to the gateway to North Wales, it has many features of interest for visitors. With free parking and bus and train links, access to this ancient market town, with weekly Friday market, is user friendly. The surrounding villages are linked by the Wirral Country Park , the first of its kind in the country, and this provides a focus for many local walks spiralling from its heart. These pass through beautiful rural settings and along the coastline with views of the Welsh hills and access to the second biggest site for migrating birds in the country.'

Description from

Neston Town Council

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1710

www.mcfs.org.uk/north-cheshire-way.htm

Category:Cheshire
Visits to the Website343
Distance (miles)70
Starting fromHooton Station
Overview

'Cheshire's newest and longest path. It provides 70 miles of waymarked walking from Wirral to the Peak District across some of Cheshire's most beautiful countryside.'

'Accompanying the opening of the path in September 2006 the Society has published a full-colour 110-page Guide Book that includes maps, walking instructions and a wealth of information about what can be seen on or near a route that is a real "slice of Cheshire".

See also

North Cheshire Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record638

www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/northwich-community-woodlands-p184861

Visits to the Website126
Size (acreage)800
Starting fromComberbach
Overview

'Northwich Woodlands is a rich and green environment to the north of Northwich town centre. It is made up of nine areas, each with a different character and history. The Weaver Navigation and the Trent and Mersey canal flow through the heart of the Northwich Woodlands adding further variety to the landscape.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record594

www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/walking-trails/

Navigate the Website>>> Raw Head Walk
Visits to the Website794
Distance (miles)6
Starting fromBurwardsley
Overview

'No visit to Cheshire would be complete without climbing Raw Head, the highest point of the Sandstone Trail at 227m .'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record2442

www.sandstonetrail.com

Category:Cheshire
Visits to the Website483
Distance (miles)34
Starting fromFrodsham
Overview

'One of the finest and most popular long distance walks in North West England, in the UK. For many, it’s probably the best Cheshire walk and the ultimate Cheshire Way.'

Description from

Northern Eye Books

See also

Walking Cheshire's Sandstone Trail Tony Bowerman (Northern Eye Books, 2013) | The Sandstone Trail [Car Free Walks] | The Sandstone Trail [Discover Cheshire]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1020

twosaintsway.org.uk

Category:Cheshire
Visits to the Website500
Distance (miles)88
Starting fromChester Cathedral, Chester
Overview

'Pilgrimage route which has been recreated between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield.'

Description from

David Pott

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1650

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