48 miles, Grade C: Chester to Alyn Waters via Bangor-on-Dee and Erddig

48.3 miles, Grade C, quite a few hills, but nothing too steep (nothing worse than 6%) with three gravel path sections (each about 1/2 mile) similar to the Wirral Way.

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 over to Alyn Waters Country Park where after 34 miles we will have lunch.  People can bring their own sandwiches or eat at the cafe in the park.

After lunch it is 14 miles back to Chester via Cefn-y-Bedd, Caergwrle and 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 you have had enough cycling for the day, you can catch a train from Cefn-y-Bedd (36 miles), Caergwrle (37 miles) or Hope (38 miles) to Shotton (for Chester), and on to Neston, Heswall, Upton and Bidston.

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

48 miles, Grade C
Created by John Hampson