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

This free guided waterway walk 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.

For the end of the season this delightful and very popular circular walk has been chosen.  It’s about 4.25 mils long and follows well used footpaths or hard paths all the way.   Starting with a long walk along the bank of the river Dee from Handbridge, then along footpaths up to the Duke of Westminster’s woods, then all the way back down his drive – now a bridlepath – back to the river and then Handbridge.  The river is probably the most interesting feature of the walk, with large passenger boats, cabin cruisers, rowing eights and canoes to watch sail by.   In summer, the river is so full of boats that even the police have a launch.  Towards the end there will be a few kissing gates.   It’s an excellent walk for friendly dogs as there are no stiles to negotiate.

There will be a ten-minute break about half-way round the walk for ‘bring your own’ refreshments and this walk will finish with an optional pub lunch.

[The photo shows passenger boats moored on the Dee at the Groves tourist locality.]

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Branch
IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch
Event Dates

Sunday 7th May 2023

Sign up Deadline

06/05/2023 9:00 pm

Location

Chester

Access for all

The River Dee from Chester and the Duke of Westminster’s woods walk

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

This free guided waterway walk 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.

For the end of the season this delightful and very popular circular walk has been chosen.  It’s about 4.25 mils long and follows well used footpaths or hard paths all the way.   Starting with a long walk along the bank of the river Dee from Handbridge, then along footpaths up to the Duke of Westminster’s woods, then all the way back down his drive – now a bridlepath – back to the river and then Handbridge.  The river is probably the most interesting feature of the walk, with large passenger boats, cabin cruisers, rowing eights and canoes to watch sail by.   In summer, the river is so full of boats that even the police have a launch.  Towards the end there will be a few kissing gates.   It’s an excellent walk for friendly dogs as there are no stiles to negotiate.

There will be a ten-minute break about half-way round the walk for ‘bring your own’ refreshments and this walk will finish with an optional pub lunch.

[The photo shows passenger boats moored on the Dee at the Groves tourist locality.]

Details

The length of this walk.....

.....is only 4¼ miles, and we won't walk too fast for you.

The walk is suitable for children, senior citizens and anyone in-between.    Excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs & buggies.   Suitable footwear will be anything stout and flat soled will but boots will be best and there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts.

Assemble at 10.15 am for a 10.30 start.    Finish about 1.15 pm.

Booking your place

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

If you are bringing a partner please let me know both of your names, and if you wish to book a place for the pub lunch after the walk, you can send your orders to me at the same time you book your place on the walk.   You can view the Sunday lunch menu HERE

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 6th May at 9.00 pm. – the night before the walk.

A booking confirmation will be emailed to you.

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Location

Chester

Handbridge, Chester, UK

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Future Walks

FOR YOUR DIARY: –  This will be the last Branch Walk of the season and will take place on 7th May.   The first walk of the next season will take place on 17th September.   Details will be available from about the middle of August.

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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