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Easy Countryside and Waterway Guided Walk ~ In Cheshire and Free.

The photo shows a man with his dog alongside the Hurleston locks flight.  You will walk this path too.

This free and easy guided walk through the Barbridge countryside is suitable for beginners, so if you’re keeping fit and well wish to come along and join us, we would love to see more guest visitors.   Please book your place for the walk, and perhaps for lunch, as soon as you are confident you will be available.

Starting from Barbridge, close to Nantwich; this circular walk will be about 3.75 miles long, sometimes along footpaths that are not often used, but most of the footpaths and tracks on this circular walk are in fair condition and the level route is easy to follow.   The scenery is very rural, and there will be some fields to cross.   The main feature is the flight of locks alongside the Hurleston reservoir, and an interesting place is the hamlet of Stoke Manor.    Most of the fields contain crops so you won’t see many animals.    There are a few stiles and kissing gates towards the end of the walk but although they are all in good order they are not all dog friendly

There will be a ten-minute break half-way round the walk for ‘bring your own’ refreshments and this guided walk in the Barbridge countryside and along canal towpaths will finish with an optional pub lunch or drinks in the lounge.

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Branch
IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch
Event Dates

Sunday 15th January 2023

Location

Barbridge; Nantwich, Cheshire.

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Hurleston Locks, the Shroppie & Countryside Walk

Easy Countryside and Waterway Guided Walk ~ In Cheshire and Free.

The photo shows a man with his dog alongside the Hurleston locks flight.  You will walk this path too.

This free and easy guided walk through the Barbridge countryside is suitable for beginners, so if you’re keeping fit and well wish to come along and join us, we would love to see more guest visitors.   Please book your place for the walk, and perhaps for lunch, as soon as you are confident you will be available.

Starting from Barbridge, close to Nantwich; this circular walk will be about 3.75 miles long, sometimes along footpaths that are not often used, but most of the footpaths and tracks on this circular walk are in fair condition and the level route is easy to follow.   The scenery is very rural, and there will be some fields to cross.   The main feature is the flight of locks alongside the Hurleston reservoir, and an interesting place is the hamlet of Stoke Manor.    Most of the fields contain crops so you won’t see many animals.    There are a few stiles and kissing gates towards the end of the walk but although they are all in good order they are not all dog friendly

There will be a ten-minute break half-way round the walk for ‘bring your own’ refreshments and this guided walk in the Barbridge countryside and along canal towpaths will finish with an optional pub lunch or drinks in the lounge.

Details

The length of this walk.....

.....is only 3¾miles, and we walk at a beginners' pace.

This easy guided walk walk is suitable for children, senior citizens and anyone in-between.   Ideal for dogs, and walkers with buggies should be able to cope easily with the few snickets along the route.  Suitable footwear will be anything flat soled and stout, but boots will be the best.  The pub toilets will be available at the finish of the walk; and hopefully at the start.

Booking your place

To book, send an email to the walk’s organiser & guide: –  [email protected]

If bringing a partner, please give both your names, and if you wish to book a place for the pub lunch afterwards please ask.  Places are limited so it’s best to make an early booking.   VIEW the MENU

On the Thursday before the walk, everyone who has booked in will be sent a reminder, and also the details of where to park.   Thursday noon is also the target for booking a place for a meal.

The deadline for booking a place just for the walk is Saturday 14th January – the night before the walk.

A booking confirmation will be emailed to you.

Assemble at 10.15 am for a 10.30 start.    Finish about 1.00 pm.

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Location

Barbridge; Nantwich, Cheshire.

Barbridge, Nantwich, UK

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Future Walks

FOR YOUR DIARY: –  Other branch walks this year will be held on 12th February; 12th March; 16th April; and the last walk of the season will be on 7th May.

NEW ROUTE SURVEYS: – Derek Smith, who organises these walks for the branch, frequently goes out to survey and record routes for new walks, currently between 5 and 10 miles from Chester.   They normally take place mornings midweek, and he does love a bit of company.   He has a short list of often-available members, and if anyone is interested in joining him, please get in touch ([email protected]).

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