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Alan and Michael


This is a 7 mile walk along the River Dee from the estate village of the Duke of Westminster (Eccleston) into the city of Chester and back again down the old Duke’s Drive. After parking near St Mary’s church in the village, we walk to the river bank then turn left and head to the Meadows (open land}.  It could be wet under foot after heavy rain so walking shoes or boots are advisable.

Leave the Meadows to walk over swing bridge and onto the Groves for a lunch stop. There are cafes and 2 pubs or simply bring your own lunch and sit on a bench. Toilets are 50p ! Leaving the Groves there is one flight of steps onto the walls and later a gentle incline up to the Castle and the Roodee. It’s then over the bridge and back to Eccleston with a woodland walk.

Start Point and time

Eccleston village, outside St Mary’s Church at 12:30  There is no charge as it’s in the middle of the village

Directions to Start

Leave the M53 and follow signs for Chester and Wrexham.  Avoid going through the city if you can and go on the by-pass for A483/A55. You will pass over the River Dee and after another mile, see a signpost for A483 to Wrexham. Take the slip road keeping in left hand lane. Go through two sets oflights and then at give way bear left (signpost Pulford}. After 200 yards. turn left at the sign for Eccleston village. It’s a straight road into the village and please keep going until you see there church on the left.

Postcode for the Sat Nav is CH4 9HT
Ordnance Survey ref: SJ 41328 62613

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