A Walk around Wybunbury

Car park adjacent to Swan Inn, Wybunbury, Cheshire, CW5 7NA

Add A Walk around Wybunbury to your Itinerary

Product Image

Book Tickets Online

Grade: Easy
Distance: 1.6km/1 miles and 8km/5 miles
Time: 30 mins–1 hour and 2-3 hours
Start: Both walks start at bottom car park adjacent to Swan Inn PH. Parking also available at Red Lion PH. what3words: ///perfected.shaves.hockey

Map: OS Explorer 257
Terrain: Country lanes and public footpaths. Terrain uneven in places.
Barriers: Approximately 26 stiles.

Come and enjoy these 1.6km (1 mile) and 8km (5 miles) circular walks along country lanes and public footpaths. For both walks start in the bottom car park next to the Swan Inn in Wybunbury.

The route takes you through quiet, rural Cheshire along footpaths and country lanes through the patchwork landscape of several ancient parishes.

Local parish names show the strong tradition of farming in the area. Walgherton was Wealhere’s farm, Hatherton was Hawthorn farm or enclosure, and Lea was a clearing.

Wybunbury was known as ‘Wigbeorn’s stronghold’ and was an important Christian centre in Saxon times. The church of St Chad dates back to the 7th century. The famous leaning tower, built in 1470, has been straightened several times. It is 120 feet high and is all that remains of the church which in its heyday could hold 1,600 people. However, the body of the church was demolished in 1976 due to subsidence.

Thee remains of two medieval moated houses can be seen in fields near to the church. These were ‘safe houses’ for visiting clergy from Lichfield.

From the footpath you can look over Wybunbury Moss National Nature Reserve, a very special wildlife area. The Moss lies within a hollow left at the end of the last ice age, but salt subsidence has since played a part. Rare plants that live in this unusual but dangerous mossland habitat include sundew, bog asphodel and bog rosemary. During the summer, look out for colourful dragonflies hunting along the pathways as you walk around the Moss.

The boggy area at the west end of the Moss is all that remains of Tomwall Well or Town Well. This supplied drinking water to the north end of the village, in the Middle Ages.

The A51 was once a turnpike road from London to Chester. The Crown Inn at Nantwich was the last staging post on the northward journey where the horses were changed.

Wybunbury Brook is another special landscape and wildlife feature. The water is of high quality and is stocked with Brown Trout. At one time the brook was used as a source of power for corn milling and iron production.

Over 500 tons of wrought iron were produced by the charcoal firing and puddling process in 1717. The Doddington Iron Company made steel and specialised in hammers, axe heads and anvils. This foundry manufactured tie beams to hold Audlem church together after earthquake damage in 1777.

There are fine views over Jubilee Pool back towards the church and the Peckforton Hills beyond.

Book Tickets

Opening Times

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)



Contact Us

Tel: 01270 686029

Tel: 01270 686029

What's Nearby

  1. Dagfields Crafts and Antiques

    Craft workshops and 5 giant antique emporiums with 150 dealers and animal village.

    1.31 miles away
  2. Wychwood Park Golf Club

    Wychwood Park offers a refreshing atmosphere, spectacular views and a dedicated team to…

    2.32 miles away
  3. Crewe Alexandra Football Club

    Gresty Road is home to Crewe Alexandra Football Club! Come and see Dario Gradi!

    3.04 miles away
  1. Nantwich Riverside

    The riverside area of Nantwich is home to the saline spring that feeds the outdoor…

    3.16 miles away
  2. Crewe Golf Club

    Set deep in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, offering a fine test of golf.

    3.18 miles away
  3. Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum

    Freedom, Equality, Fraternity! It’s a surprising proclamation to hear on a quiet country…

    3.3 miles away
  4. Crewe Hall Spa

    Our spa, which is home to a fabulous health club, 6 spa treatment rooms, spa lounge,…

    3.31 miles away
  5. Nantwich Players Theatre

    The award-winning Nantwich Players have been entertaining audiences since 1931.

    3.32 miles away
  6. Nantwich Museum

    Nantwich Museum, a vibrant community museum where visitors can learn about the early…

    3.33 miles away
  7. Nantwich Indoor and Outdoor Market

    Located in the town centre next to the stunning St Mary's Church - 'Cathedral of South…

    3.42 miles away
  8. Nantwich Civic Hall

    Ideal venue for all occasions set in the picturesque historic town of Nantwich.

    3.42 miles away
  9. Alvaston Hall Golf Course

    9 hole EGU course at Alvaston Hall, one of the finest courses in Cheshire.

    3.59 miles away
  10. Alvaston Driving Range

    Facilities include bar, trolley hire, club hire, clubhouse, changing rooms, driving range…

    3.59 miles away
  11. Queen's Park Golf Course

    Queens Park Golf Club was established in 1985, A very popular 9 hole golf course…

    3.6 miles away
  12. Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker

    Discover the secret underground world of government. How would you survive a nuclear…

    3.65 miles away
  13. Crewe Indoor Market

    Large retail market with wide ranging bric-a-brac, clothing, fresh Cheshire produce and…

    3.7 miles away
Previous Next

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss