6 great walks near the Cheshire - Shropshire border

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 February 2020 | UPDATED: 08:32 18 February 2020

Shropshire Union Canal locks at Audlem Mill by Kirsty Thompson

Shropshire Union Canal locks at Audlem Mill by Kirsty Thompson

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Beautiful countryside and the remnants of times gone by, make this part of the world a great place to get outdoors.

Grindley Brook staircase locks by Paul TaylorGrindley Brook staircase locks by Paul Taylor

Whitchurch and the Shropshire Union Canal

Set off from Whitchurch Hertiage Centre and explore the the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, you can also encounter elements of the area's Roman history.

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Parish Church of St. James the Great by John CocksParish Church of St. James the Great by John Cocks

Audlem and Hankelow

Another walk that heavily features the Shropshire Union Canal, although this time we explore the Main Line just as it enters Cheshire.

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View from Bickerton Hill by Paul TaylorView from Bickerton Hill by Paul Taylor

Bickerton Hill and Raw Head

Bickerton Hill lies just ten miles north of the the Shropshire/Cheshire border. This gentle amble veers away from the more hilly parts of the area and explore it's fascinating industrail past.

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Pond at Bunbury Mill by Paul TaylorPond at Bunbury Mill by Paul Taylor

Bunbury

Just a few miles up the road from Bickerton Hill, you will find Bunbury, where we can visit one of the most important Cheshire medieval churches.

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Barthomley by Keith CarterBarthomley by Keith Carter

Barthomley

Barthomley is just a few miles away from the north-western tip of Shropshire and is easily accessible from the M6. This explores both Barthomley and Balterley.

Click here to view the details of the Barthomley walk

Welsh Row, Nantwich by Paul TaylorWelsh Row, Nantwich by Paul Taylor

Nantwich

Another opportunity to walk alongside the main line of the Shropshire Union Canal, this time in Nantwich and it's not the only waterway that features here, as we also take in a section the River Weaver.

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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.

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