The ride is a B grade with significant off-road sections including forest tracks. If you have a choice of bike, the one with wider tyres / hybrid is likely to be best.
The ride starts from Ellesmere Port station with a picnic / lunch stop at Bluebell Cottage Garden Nursery, Dutton. The ride returns to Ellesmere Port station.
From Ellesmere Port station the route goes via Guilden Sutton, Barrowmore, Ashton Hayes, Hatchmere, Norley, Crowton & Acton Bridge for a total of 28 miles. Likely arrival about 3 hours. There is a small self serve cafe where tea/coffee and cake are available, but you may need to bring your own food.
The return is 18 miles via Hatchmere, Delamere Forest track, Manley, & Oil Sites Road to Ellesmere Port station.
Total distance of 46 miles. You can view the route on Komoot here Ellesmere Port to Dutton
46 miles, Grade B
Created by Andy Mace