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Lawton Woods Loop






Grade: Easy Distance: 6km/3.5 miles Time: 2 hours Map: OS Explorer 258 or 268 Terrain: Field paths, canal towpaths. Muddy patches in winter. Fairly flat. Barriers: Steep canal bridge at Red Bull Toilets: None

Walk Waypoints

  1. 1 Take the footpath to the right of the church and follow into woods.
  2. 2 Continue ahead, do not take footpath on the left but continue to walk past Lawton Hall Pool. Then continue along a woodland track which leads to houses in Hall Green.
  3. 3 Turn right and then bear left into The Spinney and walk to the A34.
  4. 4 Turn left and walk along pavement crossing into Moss Lane.
  5. 5 Turn right onto the canal towpath and follow to Red Bull and the junction with the Trent and Mersey Canal.
  6. 6 At the junction cross the hump back pedestrian footbridge and follow the towpath along the loop (Harding’s Wood Junction) where the Macclesfield Canal joins the Trent and Mersey Canal.
  7. 7 Turn left on joining the Trent and Mersey Canal and follow the canal back towards Red Bull.
  8. 8 Continue ahead following the Trent and Mersey Canal for approximately 2 kms/1.2 miles.
  9. 9 Pass several locks then follow the canal as it bends right towards the road bridge of the A50.
  10. 10 After walking underneath the A50 road bridge take the next footpath on the right which leads back to the church and the start of the walk.

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