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Friday 7th May
Saturday  8th May
Sunday 9th May

All walks must be booked in advance by Wednesday 5th May.
To register and receive the booking links click here
There is no central registration or start point this year.
Instead, go to the start point listed [all have parking on site or nearby] and join the walk leader.
If you are not sure where a start point is click here for a map.
Morning, but not day walks, can be combined with afternoon walks.

Day walks - all require a packed lunch and drink
Walk, Distance, Start Point, Leader

Audlem Circular Audlem village car park 8m Helen Lea
From Audlem, we walk north along the Shropshire Union canal as far as Coole Pilate. We then pick up the South Cheshire Way heading to Hunterston, returning to Audlem across fields. Some lovely countryside and views in rural Cheshire.

Whitchurch Wheel [north half]  Sherry Mill Hill car park 10m Lynn Shimwell
The second "half " of the Whitchurch Wheel, 10 miles of undulating farmland and lanes. The walk takes in Wirswall, Hinton and Grindley Brook, where we stop for our lunch break. We then head over to Hadley and Alkington, before heading back into town. No dogs

Belton, Blackoe & canal  Sherry Mill Hill car park 5.5m Peter Stockbridge
We head out to Belton Farm, then follow a stile free section of the "Belton Bracer" walk, then along lanes to Blackoe. Joining the Llangollen Canal, we follow it towards town along the towpath, and along the Whitchurch arm of the canal. Gentle rolling countryside, with some lovely views on a clear day.
1 place
Prees & Soulton Hall circular  Prees village car park 8m Matthew Lanham

A pretty walk from the village of Prees across fields to the Elizabethan manor of Soulton Hall with glorious views of Hawkstone Park along the way.We'll also take a look at Soulton Long Barrow. From there, we'll walk through fields, gardens and a fishery to Prees Green and Maynards Farm Bacon (sadly closed on Sundays). We will walk back to Prees via Lower Heath and Prees Wood.

Tilstock & Brown Moss  Higher Heath  Village Hall car park  4-5m Ray Hirons
A circular walk taking in Tilstock and Brown Moss Nature Reserve, with its abundance of wildlife and flora. A gentle walk through the lovely countryside over fields and lanes.

Wirswall & Combermere Sherry Mill Hill car park 8m David Portch
The route takes us through Hill Valley Golf Club to The Mount on Terrick Road. We bypass Wirswall to Wickstead Old Hall and Wickstead Hall where, weather permitting, we see the Peckforton Hills and panoramic views across the Cheshire Plain towards the Staffordshire Moorlands. From here we pass Marbury Hall and head to Hollyhust and the Combermere Monument, Brick Kiln Farm and Yockings Gate. No dogs

Wirswall & Willeymoor Sherry Mill Hill car park 7m [2 avoidable stiles] Therese Hickland
A ramble along the edge of Hill Valley golf course will take us uphill to Wirswall, where we will follow part of the Bishop Bennet Way. Crossing the A49, we reach Willey Moor, where we join the Sandstone Trail, and follow it along the towpath of the Llangollen Canal.

Morning walks - can  be combined with afternoon walks - bring  a drink [& snack]

Caldecott Walk Sherry Mill Hill 5m 3h Ellen Edwin Scott
A walk and talk celebrating the life and works of local artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott. We will pass Wirswall, where he lodged, his place of work, and some spots for his illustrations.  Donations on this walk to next year’s Caldecott Festival.
1 place
Ossmere Sherry Mill Hill 6m Mick Hobson
The most popular Whitchurch Walkers ramble of lockdown. A moderate 6 mile circular walk around Oss Mere, with its beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Some wonderful scenery, and fantastic views of distant hills on a clear day.
1 place
Edgeley, Dearnford & Alkington Park Avenue car park 5.5m Malcolm Monie
This walk includes part of wedge E-F of the Whitchurch Wheel but walking in the opposite direction to the walk on Friday. We skirt Edgeley Farm, pass through the deer farm at Dearnford Hall and walk on to the Jacobean Alkington Hall before turning back towards the town.

Afternoon walks - can be combined with morning walks - bring a drink

Greenfields & Grindley Brook  Sherry Mill Hill 5m Bev Boffy
A local walk taking in a stretch of the Llangollen Canal and the golf course. There are 5 stiles, and some lovely scenic views of the Welsh hills. Enjoy seeing the colourful narrowboats slowly cruising, and the lovely local countryside.
1 place
Fields & Fairways Bandstand, Jubilee Park  4m Baz Fewster
Walk 1 from our book of walks, leaving town over fields and lanes, until we meet the South Cheshire Way. Heading up Fairy Glen, we cross over to the golf course. We walk through part of the golf course, then across fields back to town. No dogs

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  Wirswall Peckforton

White Lion Ash Ring and Ramble Wollerton Wetlands Lyneal Liner