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Cheshire Year Round Walks

Cheshire Year Round Walks

by: Judy Smith
These 20 circular walks, varying in length from 3.5 to 7.5 miles, take in some of Cheshire's favourite landmarks. The routes have been divided into seasons to show each at its very best.

Recommendations include:
Spring: Macclesfield Forest with its herons' nests, and the bluebell woods near Dutton.
Summer: spot seals near Hilbre Island and take in views of Cheshire's Peak District
Autumn: admire the blazing colours of the beech woods at Alderley Edge and Anderton
Winter: look out for merlins and pink-footed geese at Parkgate saltmarshes or admire the sea of snowdrops at Dunham Massey.

The book is produced in full colour with lots of photographs. Each walk entry begins with a description of the terrain, Ordnance Survey Explorer map sheet references, starting point with grid reference, how to get there and parking and refreshment options. The following route finding instructions are laid out in precise numbered paragraphs and are supported by clear sketch maps showing the location of each paragraph number. For each walk an introductory description of its main features is included plus notes on what to look out for.

The walk locations are:

Spring
Kelsall, forest and fruit trees - 7 miles
Dutton, bluebell heaven - 2.5 or 4 miles
Audlem, locks and waterways - 6 miles
The Salt Line, woodland and wildlife - 5 or 6 miles
Macclesfield Forest, a heron's paradise - 4.5 or 6 miles

Summer
Hilbre Island, a foray across the sands - 4 miles
Bickerton Hill, wild heather and rocky outcrops - 4.5 miles
Hurleston, a canal side meander - 6 miles
Swettenham, a valley of flowers - 2 or 4 miles
Shutlingsloe, views from Cheshire's Matterhorn - 4 miles

Autumn
Burwardsley, a forest feast - 5 miles
Marbury, quiet lanes and colourful hedgerows - 4 miles
Anderton - a forager's delight - 3.5 miles
Little Moreton Hall, a brush with the supernatural - 5 miles
Alderley Edge, beautiful 'beeches' - 4.5 miles

Winter
Parkgate, winter marsh visitors - 3 miles
Delamere, wooded wonderland - 4.5 miles
Whitegate Way, fields, farms, woods, wildfowl - 4 miles
Dunham Massey, a carpet of snowdrops - 6 or 7.5 miles
Redesmere, lake reflections - 4 miles

ISBN 9781846743603 Pages 95 (2018) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 8.95