Anyone requiring further details about these walks or any of the other branch waterway walks should contact Ron Evans on 01928 788 673 (mobile 07900 307 515) or Margaret Pitney on 0151 608 6487 (mobile 07850 278 710)
Here are the route details for some of our previous Waterways Walks. :
From The Tunnel Top, Northwich Road, Dutton WA4 4JY the walk heads south over Preston Brook Tunnel before dropping down onto the towing path of the Trent and Mersey Canal. Leaving the canal the walk passes through Longacre Wood. Using footpaths, bridle paths and lanes, the walk returns to the pub after a distance of 3 miles. Map reference OS Explorer 267 537 794.
The Ring O‟Bells, Chester Road, Daresbury WA4 4AJ lies about 4 miles south west of the centre of Warrington. From the pub, the walk heads for Daresbury Firs, a wooded hillside leading down to the Bridgewater Canal. The walk alongside the canal provides distant views before turning uphill on a narrow lane. From the top of the hill, more level walking with open aspects takes us back to the pub after a walk of 3.5 miles. Map reference OS Explorer 276 579 828. Additional interest: the „Lewis Carroll‟ church is opposite the pub.
Another new walk starting from the recently refurbished and reopened Badger, Cross Lane, Church Minshull CW5 6DY. From the pub this 3.3 mile walk heads south to cross the River Weaver and the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal before circling to rejoin the canal before passing through Eardswick Wood onto Cross Lane for the return to the Badger. There are about 6 stiles on the walk: one or two are tricky to negotiate. Map reference OS Explorer 267/257 666 605.