GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Christleton Canal Walk

3 miles (5.5 km)

This pretty village sits on the Shropshire Union Canal just to the south east of the city of Chester. The settlement has been voted thebest kept villagein Cheshire on several occasions. The village includes a noteworthy Grade II listed mill building and two historic old halls, one dating from the early 17th century. There's also the large picturesque village pond known as Christleton Pit.
This circular walk from the village takes you along the canal on a section of the long distance Baker Way. You then return on country lanes with some nice views of the surrounding countryside. It's a particularly lovely section of the canal with old bridges and elegant moorings to see.

Christleton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Christleton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Christleton

  • Shropshire Union Canal - Travel from the ourskirts of Wolverhampton to Ellesmere Port on this long distance waterside walk along the Shropshire Union Canal.
    The route starts at Autherley Junction in the Oxley area of Wolverhampton
  • Chester Canal Walk - Follow the route of the old Chester Canal on this waterside walk in Cheshire
  • Baker Way - Take a stroll along the Baker Way from Chester to Delamere Forest on this pleasant, varied walk
  • Beeston Castle - Climb to the ruins of this 13th century castle and enjoy wonderful views over the Cheshire Plain on this short circular walk in the Peckforton Hills
  • Sandstone Trail - This is a popular walk that runs through Cheshire and Shropshire from Frodsham to Whitchurch.
    The path starts in Frodsham and heads south to Frodsham Hill with lovely views over the Cheshire Plain and the Mersey Estuary
  • Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk - This circular walk takes you through the countryside and villages surrounding Crewe and Nantwich.
    You start off at Coppenshall just north of Crewe and first head to Weston
  • Nantwich - Nantwich is located in Cheshire, next to two branches of the Shropshire Union Canal
  • Crewe - This Cheshire based town is famous for its train station which is one of the largest stations in theNorth Westand a major interchange station on theWest Coast Main Line
  • Hurleston Reservoir - This small reservoir sits in a lovely spot on the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich.
  • Llangollen Canal - Enjoy a waterside walk or cycle along the Llangollen Canal
  • Shropshire Union Canal - Travel from the ourskirts of Wolverhampton to Ellesmere Port on this long distance waterside walk along the Shropshire Union Canal.
    The route starts at Autherley Junction in the Oxley area of Wolverhampton
  • Bunbury - This delightful Cheshire based village is a lovely place for a stroll

Pubs/Cafes

The Cheshire Cat is located in a lovely spot next to the canal. The dog friendly inn dates back to 1801 and serves good quality food. You can find them at Whitchurch Rd, Christleton, CH3 6AE.

Photos

Canal in Christleton - geograph.org.uk - 1306497

Canal in Christleton. The Shropshire Union Canal at Rowton Lane Bridge.

Summer on the Shropshire Union Canal - geograph.org.uk - 2007992

Summer on the Shropshire Union Canal

Elegant canalside moorings on Shropshire Union Canal - geograph.org.uk - 2001323

Elegant canalside moorings on Shropshire Union Canal

Village Road, Christleton - geograph.org.uk - 3030322

Village Road, Christleton

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Large house near Christleton Pit, Cheshire.

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Christleton Pit, Cheshire. This large pond is known as "Christleton Pit", where you can look out fo an abundance of wildlife.

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