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(C) Chester to Delamere via Weaver Navigation Canal

10:05 Sunday March 17 2024

Current Participants: 0 space(s) available

    45 miles Grade C, with some canal towpaths (1.4m beside the Shropshire Union and 3.2m next to the Weaver Navigation), some cycle tracks (2.5m on Whitegate Way, a disused railway line with packed gravel  surface, 1.75m across Delamere Forest, on wide solid gravel roads, plus 2.75m on the Chester Greenway), plus some reasonable hills (Oscroft to Utkinton, up through Norley to Hatchmere, and up Station Road at Mouldsworth).  The route is ridable on a road bike, but a hybrid or gravel bike may be more comfortable.

    John Hampson, the ride leader will be at the start at 10:00 at the main entrance to Chester railway station.

    The route goes out of Chester along the towpath of the Shropshire Union Canal until Christleton, past Waverton and Tarvin, and on up the hill to Oscroft, Willington and Utkinton.  Then past Oulton Park racecourse to Little Budworth and on to the Whitegate Way to reach the Weaver Navigation canal at Winsford.  We will stop for a break at 21 miles at the Vale Royal locks before turning off the canal at Hunts Lock.  Then through Greenbank, past Cuddington, up to Norley, Hatchmere and down to lunch at the Delamere Station Cafe after 32 miles. 

    After lunch we will go through Delamere forest and down to and then up Station Road at Mouldsworth, turning left along Chapel Lane to go past Manley Mere and back to the railway station at Chester via Mickle Trafford, the Chester Greenway and Northgate Village.

    Here is the route on Komoot: Chester to Delamere via Northwich