Ellesmere PortChester

Ellche two
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Corrected route, with section through Stoak

Corrected route, with section through Stoak


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Ellesmere Port
Grid Ref SJ4036976506
Lat / Lon 53.28217° / -2.89584°
Easting / Northing 340,369E / 376,506N
What3Words relax.improving.eagles
Grid Ref SJ4052966286
Lat / Lon 53.19034° / -2.89153°
Easting / Northing 340,529E / 366,286N
What3Words bridge.assist.chair

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Hiking Historian

19 Feb 2022 Winter

A slight amendment to the original path.

This route is mainly for foot and cyclists; wheelchair users may have difficulty with some areas, which I'll highlight. From Ellesmere Port to the housing estate on Cromwell Road, a good, wide pavement with ramps, but as it becomes an industrial estate there are no ramps, so cyclists and wheelchairs will have to keep to the road, a quiet cul de sac. At its end, we hit the canal. Muddy at first, but as we carry on it gets better. The towpath is a mixture of tarmac and concrete.

Eventually we hit Stoak. The only access to the bridge is via a gap in the wall up a slope, so the diversion through Stoak is only for those on foot, or bikes, who desire a trip to the church and the pub. To get back to the canal, we travel along a couple of unpaved roads.

Once back on the canal, a mixture of tarmac, concrete, and loose stone. Some deep puddles in places, but nothing impassable. The gaps under the bridges are narrow and uneven in places.

Eventually we hit Chester. Up steps ir a slope to the wall, which we move through under an arch, and then through the bustling centre of the city to the old cross at its centre.

A great canal walk through some nice countryside, from a modern town to a historic city. Shops and transport are good at both ends.

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