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A Walk around Nantwich and Acton Route

Grade

Easy

Type

Walk

Description

Come and enjoy this 8km/5mile circular walk along country lanes, public footpaths, bridleways and canal towpaths. The route currently has approximately 12 gates and 2 stiles with fairly level terrain.

Walk Waypoints

  1. 1 Turn left along Marsh Lane.
  2. 2 Turn right down Dig Lane.
  3. 3 Follow the farm track towards Acton.
  4. 4 Turn left at Chester Road A534 and walk into Acton.
  5. 5 After the church turn right down Wilbraham Road. Take the footpath across the fields to Shropshire Union Canal.
  6. 6 Head south along the towpath towards Nantwich.
  7. 7 Leave the canal just before the aqueduct. Walk back into Nantwich along Chester Road into Welsh Row.
  8. 8 Go straight on at Town Bridge. Take the next right into High Street and back to the town square.
  9. 9 With St. Mary’s Church behind you, turn left along High Street. Turn right down Mill Street and cross Water Lode Road.
  10. 10 Cross the Mill Bridge and walk south through Nantwich Riverside past the War Memorial and Nantwich Lake.
  11. 11 Turn right along Shrewbridge Road.
  12. 12 Follow the bridleway on the right, shortly after the river bridge. From here to Acton, follow the Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk way markers. Cross 2 fields and pass through the cattle pens. Go through a bridleway gate into the right hand field and keep the hedge on your left.
  13. 13 Cross the railway line and keep to the left of the next field. Cross over the canal bridge and follow the lane. When you reach Marsh Lane, you can see Dorfold Hall across the fields.

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