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Eccleston Chester Circular

May 19

Walk leader : Stephen M

Grading of Walk: Easy

Walk details : A scenic 6 mile walk beginning at the Duke of Westminster’s village of Eccleston. The walk begins outside the Parish Church from where we make our way down to the River Dee. We head towards Chester following the course of the river along well-marked paths through fields. We enter Chester, cross the chain bridge and descend to Chester Warf where we will have our refreshment stop. There should ample seating for the group and there are several ice-cream kiosks, cafes and toilets.

After lunch we walk along part of the Roman walls until we reach Chester Castle. We cross the river again and make our way to the Dukes’ Park by way of a short stretch of busy road. Our return journey is almost entirely within the Dukes’ Park until we reach the outskirts of Eccleston. When we reach the village, walkers will have the opportunity to visit the graves of the Earls and Dukes of Westminster.

Risk assessment : Date of risk assessment 18/03/2024. When the walk was reconnoitred, the part where we followed the banks of the river was quite muddy. We therefore recommend walking boots. The walk takes in a short stretch of busy road which requires care and attention.

Start time and meeting point : We will start the walk at 12:00 noon in front of the church. The postcode for Saint Mary’s Church is CH4 9HT.

Directions to the start : By car from the M56 Leave at Junction sign posted M53 Chester / Wrexham. After approx. 4 miles take junction sign posted A483 Wrexham. Stay in the left hand lane and pass through one set of traffic lights, almost immediately, take left junction sign posted Pulford. After 100 yards take the left turn sign posted Eccleston. Follow this road into the Village and park next to church.

Parking: There is ample on-street parking near start point.

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Public transport : There are no public transport options for this walk. Please consider car-sharing and, if you are able, offer lifts to walkers without their own transport.

Contact number on the day : 07794 177 041

Booking : Book your walk here

Changes and cancellation :  Very occasionally, due to severe weather or another serious event, a walk may be cancelled. In these instances, a note will be added to the website at least TWO HOURS before the start time. So, do check the website before you set out, and if in doubt use the walk leader’s mobile contact number. Every effort will be made to contact you should a walk be cancelled.


May 19
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Stephen M