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Cliff and Colin


This week’s stately promenade begins in the lovely Cheshire village of Bunbury. We will be walking along quiet country lanes and through fields until reaching the visitor’s centre at Beeston Castle. Here we will make our first stop. There is a small cafe where drinks and sandwiches can be bought and there is ample open-air seating. We will leave the castle and return along the towpath of the Shropshire Union Canal.

The walk is 6.5 miles and almost entirely on the flat. It is suitable for all walkers. Unless there has been heavy rain, it is likely that stout walking shoes rather than boots are needed.

At the end of the walk is the Dysart Arms, where I am told, good but expensive food can be had.

Start Point and time

The meet-up time is 12:30pm at the east end of the imposing parish church (Bowes Gate Road) – where there is a crescent-shaped lay-by where we can park our vehicles.

Directions to Start

To get to the start point, take the M56 from Manchester travelling in the direction of Chester. Leave the M56 at junction 10 and follow the A49 Tarporley Road in a southerly direction towards Whitchurch. You stay on the A49 for some time and leave only when you see Bunbury signposted. Head for the easily-seen parish church.

OS grid reference: SJ 568 581
Post Code for car parking is CW6 9QA


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