Taking in the industrial scenery of the River Weaver and its surrounding countryside.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(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)
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
Small free car park at the beginning, caution maximum height 2m.
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Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 4/5
Global average : 4.67 / 5
Date of walk
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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