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(C) Chester to Bangor-on-Dee and Erddig Park

10:05 Sunday March 31 2024

Current Participants: 0 space(s) available

    Starting at 10:05 to give everyone arriving by train time to get across the station (the Liverpool train arrives at 09:56)

    47 miles, Grade C, not too hilly (nothing worse than 4%) with two gravel path sections (each about 1/2 mile) similar to the Wirral Way.

    John Hampson, the ride leader, will be at the start (outside the main entrance of Chester Railway Station) at 10:00.

    The route goes out through Chester by Dee Lane and the Groves, then across the Old Dee Bridge and out to Eccleston, Pulford and Rosset, before skirting around the West of Marford Hill and Wrexham to Bangor-on-Dee, where after 18 miles we will take a break by the bridge over the river.  Then carrying on South West to Overton, before turning back North to cross the river again at Overton Bridge, going on to Eyton and the National Trust parkland of Erddig House, passing Wrexham on the East this time, and then through Moss Valley country park and Cefn-y-Bedd to Honey’s at Caergwrle for lunch. 

    After lunch it is 12 miles back to Chester via Hope, with a long (mostly) downhill run through Higher Kinnerton and Bretton to the Saltney Ferry bridge and then along the banks of the Dee, down Canal Street and St Anne Street to the railway station.  Or, if 35 miles is enough cycling for the day, you can catch a train from Caergwrle at 14:15 which will get you back to Chester at roughly the same time as the rest of the riders around 15:15.

    Click here to see the route on Komoot: Chester to Bangor on Dee and Erddig