Meadowbanks and Vale Royal Locks

Taking in the industrial scenery of the River Weaver and its surrounding countryside.

Technical sheet
No. 9008959
A Winsford walk posted on 10/05/21 by Walking with Adam. Update : 11/05/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h40[?]
Distance Distance : 7.59mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 197ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 197ft
Highest point Highest point : 164ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 52ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Winsford
Starting point Starting point : N 53.198918° / W 2.515873°
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Description

(D/A) From the car park exit through the southern kissing gate and immediately follow the path around to the right to complete a full 180 degree turn, pass through another kissing gate to cross a service road. Pass through a kissing gate on the other side and follow the tarmac path until you reach a metal fingerpost

(1) Bear left down to the edge of the river and continue with it on your left until you reach another metal fingerpost.

(2) Continue with the river on your left to the car park.

(3) Here turn right uphill following NCN 5 signs under two tunnels to a corner near to houses.

(4) Turn left and continue to follow NCN 5 signs.

(5) Turn left as NCN goes right to follow the footpath to the river.

(6) Turn right and cross the river via a double swing bridge and continue along a track, at a T-junction turn right along a minor tarmac lane until its junction with the A556.

(7) Turn right and cross the blue bridge, then turn hard right to descend to the river again.

(8) Turn left and continue with the river on your right back to the locks.

(6) Continue with the river on your right.

(3) Cross the car park and return to the metal fingerpost along the outward route.

(2) Bear left at the metal fingerpost.

(1) Return to the car park via outward route.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 125ft - Car park
1 : mi 0.38 - alt. 82ft - Edge of the river
2 : mi 0.78 - alt. 69ft - Metal fingerpost
3 : mi 1.39 - alt. 79ft - Uphill
4 : mi 1.8 - alt. 157ft - Hillside Lane
5 : mi 2.78 - alt. 128ft - Eaton Hall
6 : mi 3.12 - alt. 69ft - River
7 : mi 4.07 - alt. 85ft - Blue bridge
8 : mi 4.28 - alt. 66ft - River
D/A : mi 7.59 - alt. 125ft - Car park

Useful Information

Small free car park at the beginning, caution maximum height 2m.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Read the information panels about the salt workings.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Walker
on Mon 31 May 2021 23:42:52 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 27/05/21
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Did this walk on a warm sunny day.
Some in shade but not all so be aware if you’re walking a dog.
Mostly flat so very easy.

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