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Written by Neil Burgess, Walks for all Ages Cheshire features 20 circular walks of up to 5¼ miles that have been carefully chosen to deliver an enjoyable day or half day for all the family. Describing the local area at the start of each walk, the author then provides a detailed description of the walk with snippets of information as you go along. Including Ordnance Survey mapping and superbly priced at just £5.99, Walks for all Ages - 20 Circular Walks in Cheshire is the perfect accompaniment for a stroll in the county.
Walk 01 - Farndon and Holt (2½ miles)
Walk 02 - Whitegate and Nunsmere (4½ miles)
Walk 03 - Dee Estuary (5 miles)
Walk 04 - Chester – Walls and Waterways (4¾ miles)
Walk 05 - Nantwich Waters (3¼ miles)
Walk 06 - Gawsworth (4¼ miles)
Walk 07 - Kent Green (4 miles)
Walk 08 - Northwich Woodlands and Budworth Mere (3½ miles)
Walk 09 - Lower Peover (5¼ miles)
Walk 10 - Walton and the Bridgewater Canal (5 miles)
Walk 11 - Audlem and the Shroppie (4 miles)
Walk 12 - Styal and the Bollin Valley (3 miles)
Walk 13 - Alderley Edge (3½ miles)
Walk 14 - Primrosehill Wood (4 miles)
Walk 15 - Delamere Forest (4 miles / 5¼ miles)
Walk 16 - Bulkeley Hill and Raw Head (3¾ miles)
Walk 17 - Lyme Park (3¾ miles)
Walk 18 - Saddle of Kerridge (4 miles)
Walk 19 - Helsby Hill (4¾ miles)
Walk 20 - Macclesfield Forest (4¾ miles)
Mention Cheshire to many people and they’ll probably think of a lush, grassy countryside where the half-timbered houses match the black-and-white cattle. A land of pretty villages and farms where Cheshire Cheese meets the light of day; a web of country lanes threading a flat, fertile plain where the Cheshire Set and the ‘footballer belt’ south of Manchester are familiar stereotypes. Let’s smash that vision. It is indeed a bucolic scene that often greets the eye, but this partners an endlessly intriguing heritage and history that will tantalise and richly reward the curious visitor. This is one of the oldest counties in the realm, stretching from the atmospheric coastal sea-marshes of The Wirral’s Dee Estuary in the west to the rippling hills and wild moors of the east, where lie some of England’s highest pubs within the fringe of the country’s first National Park, the Peak District. In between, remnants of Norman forests hide mysterious meres and winding gorges, whilst castles, country houses and landed estates generously dapple the landscape.
Mining for copper, salt and coal amongst other minerals has bequeathed a remarkable range of locations to explore, whilst stone quarrying cleaves the gritstone edges of the eastern fringe. Canals thread the countryside, linking towns whose development was generated by industries such as silk weaving and cotton spinning. The Industrial Revolution grew up here, bequeathing a glorious mix of deeply rural landscapes and engaging technological inventiveness to track down.
The walks included in this book take full advantage of such diversity. From the Roman and medieval townscape of fabulous Chester to the ghostly hillforts of the county’s sandstone spine; from planned industrial communities to tranquil hamlets hidden along no-throughroads; from astonishing viewpoints to absorbing backwaters, a generous network of footpaths, tracks and lanes opens up a memorable bag of destinations awaiting your discovery. Cheshire truly is a county of the unexpected.
Released: August 2016
Size: 220 x 120mm
Author: Neil Burgess