GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Astbury Mere Country Park

1 miles (1.6 km)

Enjoy a waterside walk around the peaceful Astbury Mere in Congleton, Cheshire. There are wildflower meadows and views across the mere towards Congleton Edge and Mow Cop.
The park has a visitor centre, easy access trail and Community Orchard. You can look out for a variety of birds on the water and in the parkland and woodland areas. Astbury is located just a mile west of Congleton town centre.


CW12 4FR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Astbury Mere Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Astbury Mere Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The park includes an on site cafe where you can pick up hot drinks, ice cream and snacks. You can find the coffee hub at the northern end of the lake.
If you fancy a pub lunch then head south of the park to the little village of Astbury. Here you'll find the Egerton Arms. It's located in a nice spot next to St. Mary's Church, which dates back to the 13th century. They serve good home cooked food and also have a lovely garden area for warmer days. You can find them at postcode CW12 4RQ for your sat navs. The picturesque village is also a pleasant place for an easy stroll with old cottages and a village green to see.

Dog Walking

The park is a fine place for a dog walk so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the east of the park there's the popular climb to Bosley Cloud. The cloud summit provides great views over the surrounding area.
You can also pick up the Macclesfield Canal in Congleton and enjoy another waterside walk to the impressive Bosley Locks. The circular Congleton Walk starts from the train station in the town and visits the canal and the cloud.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Astbury Mere Country Park - - 158433

View south across Astbury Lake to the car park and Visitor Centre.

Astbury Lake - - 158426

The local boat club can be seen on the far side of the lake

Astbury Church and Green - - 22717

Astbury Church and Green. The village is located about half a mile south of the lake.

Newbold Astbury - Astbury Church

Newbold Astbury church.

Meadow with dog walker, Astbury Mere Country Park - - 4466469

Meadow with dog walker. A nice open space next to the lake.

Lakeside path - - 2581614

Lakeside path. Two walking trails are available, each a mile long; one is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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