Shotton

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Slow Ways linking Shotton and Buckley, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Flint, Neston

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Shotton’s five Slow Ways: 55%

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Walk to Shotton from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Buckley—Shotton
Bucsho two Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Flint—Shotton
Flisho one Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 186m Descent 187m
Neston—Shotton
Nessho one

Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 102m Descent 131m
Neston—Shotton
Nessho two

Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 27m Descent 57m
Neston—Shotton
Nessho three Verify me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Shotton—Chester
Shoche one Enjoy me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 149m Descent 130m
Shotton—Ellesmere Port
Shoell one Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 81m Descent 69m

Collective progress

54% of Shotton’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

5/7

reviewed

1/7

surveyed

2/7

verified

9 people have contributed to Shotton’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Shotton

72km out of 92km have been walked and reviewed

172km of reviews have been shared in Shotton

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Second half of the walk was much more interesting than the first half, with historic halls and farmhouses in the 3 villages and open views across the Dee to the Welsh hills....

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Buckley—Shotton

Eric Forgan added Bucsho two, a new walk from Buckley to Shotton

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Neston—Shotton

Mary Oz added Nessho three, a new walk from Neston to Shotton

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I haven't walked the whole of this route, but I have walked NesSho Three (in attempting NesSho One) which starts from Shotton along the same route....

Mary Oz

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You can walk directly alongside the railway from the northbound (west side) platform of the high-level station next to the start of the route. This path continues over the low-level railway line, and descends a flight of stairs onto the low-level station. You then need to cross under the high-level line to reach the cycle track that goes through a narrow cycle barrier, then cross the River Dee on the east side of the railway bridge....

Mary Oz

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We walked it from Chester to Shotton, and - although very practical and a good candidate for the Slow Ways network - it would probably be more interesting to cycle this route as at a walking pace the view gets very monotonous. Additionally, and though not presenting many issues when following the route, its plotting through Chester is more as the crow flies from point to point than following actual paths....

Team Tato

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geopenny surveyed Shoche one

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Second half of the walk was much more interesting than the first half, with historic halls and farmhouses in the 3 villages and open views across the Dee to the Welsh hills....

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Wheelchairs are excluded right from the off at Shotton station, due to the only access to the lower station being via stairs, but there are also stiles and kissing gates later on....

Hiking Historian

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We had problems knowing exactly where to walk as we set off from Shotton as the route just flies from the start point over the low level railway line and over the river above the railway bridge....

Mary Oz

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The Neston end may be too muddy, and lots of kissing gates, for bikes or wheelchairs, and there are pinch gates and stairs at Shotton station, but rest of the route is along a good stretch of quiet road or wide paths, with a section of boardwalk. Despite a brief excursion through an industrial estate, it's a lovely walk along a nice stretch of the Dee salt marsh....

Hiking Historian

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An easy walk that for most of it's length follows an established paved cycle route, saying that the first mile or so down to the Dee Marshes doesn't, the last part of this section to the bottom of Marshlands Road and The Harp Inn can be very muddy when wet, The route then follows the edge of the Marshes (popular with bird watchers) to Deeside, the section through the Ind. Est. shouldn't spoil your enjoyment....

Dermot Byrne

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A straightforward route that is flat and mostly paved although you do need to watch out for speeding bikes and those cyclists who also don't ring their bells to warn you....

Mike111

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A brief walk round an industrial estate but pavements throughout....

Philippa

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Barrier-free access is only possible from Sealand Rd, Bumpers Ln, Hawarden Bridge train station (must use level crossing and manual gates) or via the Millennium Greenway. (-> Chester direction only) and Jubilee Bridge/B5441 (-> Chester only; -> Shotton has a slanted gate just beyond the slalem)....

geopenny

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Neston—Shotton

Philippa added Nessho two, a new walk from Neston to Shotton

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Shotton

alanpoy85 surveyed Shotton

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Enjoyed walking from Chester, thru golf course to pick up Dee path on the other bank of river to main path. Short road section ( by GoOutdoors) but lovely wander and path. Only walked to first bridge at Garden city before crossing river and walking back in to chester - total 7 miles....

ElaineT

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Flint—Shotton

Slow Ways added Flisho one, a new walk from Flint to Shotton

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Neston—Shotton

Slow Ways added Nessho one, a new walk from Neston to Shotton

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Shotton—Chester

Slow Ways added Shoche one, a new walk from Shotton to Chester

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Shotton—Ellesmere Port

Slow Ways added Shoell one, a new walk from Shotton to Ellesmere Port

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Shotton, Tue 31 January

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Shotton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ3069368861

Lat / Lon

53.21229° / -3.03927°

Easting / Northing

330,693E / 368,861N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Shotton's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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