Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay

Description
Follow the River Dee from England into Wales on this easy waterside walk or cycle. The route starts on the England and Wales border at Chester and follows a good riverside path to Connah's Quay in Wales. You'll pass Saltney Bridge and Queensferry Bridge before finishing at Hawarden Bridge at Connah's Quay.
It's a good surfaced path which is great for cyclists looking for a safe, traffic free ride. It runs along National Cycle Network Route 568 with nice views of the surrounding countryside.
Near the end of the route you'll find the delightful Wepre Park. You could extend your exercise by exploring the 160 acre country park with its river, waterfall and the 12th century ruins of Ewloe Castle. Also nearby is the fascinating ruins of Flint Castle with views over the Dee Estuary.
In Chester you can explore the city on the Chester Walls Walk. There's much to enjoy with more views of the River Dee and a visit to a number of interesting historical sites.

Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay Aerial Photo View Map

   
Distance6 miles (10 km)
Difficulty*
Joining RoutesChester Walls, Wepre Park, Flint Castle and the Dee Estuary
Memory Map RouteAlong the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

GPX File

Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay.gpx (right click - 'Save As')
Route Photos
Welcome to Wales! Crossing the border by the river near Chester
View of the River Dee surfaced footpath 1
View of the River Dee surfaced footpath 2
Bridge over the river at Saltney
Steps of former Saltney ferry which stopped in the 70s
Queensferry bridge
Old landing stage
Hawarden Bridge, route end

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Map (Route in Red)
Aerial Photo View of this route

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