6 great walks near the M6 motorway in Cheshire

PUBLISHED: 19:57 15 June 2020

Thelwall Viaduct crossing the Manchester Ship Canal by Paul Taylor

Thelwall Viaduct crossing the Manchester Ship Canal by Paul Taylor

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A selection of walks from our archive that begin close to the junctions of the M6 in Cheshire.
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Barthomley village by John CocksBarthomley village by John Cocks

Barthomley

Junction 16

When exiting the motorway at junction 16, follow the signs for the B5078 (Alsager), after half a mile, take a left onto Radway Green Rd which will take you directly to Barthomley.

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Hassall Green

Junction 17

St Philip's Church, Hassall Green by Paul TaylorSt Philip's Church, Hassall Green by Paul Taylor

You need to go through Sandbach to get to the start of this walk from the M6. Exit the motorway and take the A534 exit to Congleton/Sandbach, continue for a mile and turn left at the junction. Travel for two miles, paasing over a bridge over the M6, when you see the large white building on your left, take the right turn across the road from it.

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Bostock Green

Junction 18

At junction 18, take the A54 exit to Chester/Northwich/Middlewich. Follow the road for 6 miles through Sproston Green and Middlewich and continue onto Bostock Green.

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Arley and Great Budworth

The pavilion at Bostock Green by Paul TaylorThe pavilion at Bostock Green by Paul Taylor

Junction 20

At junction 20, take the A50 exit to Warrington (South)/Lymm, Arley Hall is fairly well signposted from here. Be sure to turn off at the Arley walkers car park before you get to the main entrance.

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Appleton and Higher Walton

Junction 20

At junction 20, take the exit for Chester/Runcorn/N Wales and travel down the M56 for three miles; at junction 10, take the A49 exit to Northwich/Warrington and take the 4th exit on the roundabout. After half a mile, turn right onto Dudlow Green Rd.

Great Budworth by Gillian BakerGreat Budworth by Gillian Baker

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Thelwall

Junction 20

At the roundabout, take the exit onto Cliff Ln/A50, this is quickly followed by another roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Cliff Ln/A50, continue to follow A50 for a couple of miles and then turn right onto Stockport Rd/A56, and find the turning on the left for Bell Lane after a mile.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.

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