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This is the walk which was cancelled on 28 July 2019 due to bad weather.

It replaces the programmed Blackpool walk which may take place on another date.

Michael H
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 12:00
Leave at 12:15
There is no charge for parking 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 of lights 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 the church on the left.
Postcode for the Sat Nav is CH4 9HT
Ordnance Survey ref : SJ 41328 62613 
Please Note: There is no public transport to start point.
Michael on 07779 568448