GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Comber Mere Walks

1 miles (1 km)

Comber Mere Abbey is surrounded by some beautiful parkland, woodland, lakes and gardens. The historic abbey was founded in the 1130s by Hugh Malbank, Baron of Nantwich. The expansive estate includes a 5 acre walled garden and a number of Grade II listed structures including a sandstonesundial which is thought to date from the 12th century.
The site is now open to the public on certain days of the year including the spring months when there is a bluebell walk. You will have to book a place though using the more information link below.

Postcode

SY13 4AJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Comber Mere OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Comber Mere Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area try the Whitchurch Canal Walk where you can enjoy a walk along the Llangollen Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal.
Just to the north you can pick up the South Cheshire Way and follow it west to Marbury where you'll find Big Mere and Little Mere. The worthy village of Wrenbury is also on the route and worth a visit. The settlement is a conservation area with a number of historic properties including an early 16th century church overlooking the pretty village green.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.

Photos

View towards Combermere Abbey cottages - geograph.org.uk - 234870

View towards Combermere Abbey cottages. Former stable block of Combermere Abbey; the Tudor-style buildings date from 1837 and have recently been converted into 11 holiday cottages. View from the east side of the abbey

Dodcott cum Wilkesley - Combermere Abbey Clocktower

Clocktower, Combermere Abbey. Adjacent to the main abbey buildings. The rooves in mid-frame form part of a derelict game hang

Comber Mere, by Combermere Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 234838

The Comber Mere, by the Abbey. A large natural lake in Combermere Park, supposedly glacial in origin. The lake is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Abbot's House, Combermere Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 234847

Abbot's House, Combermere Abbey. The stone-faced building on the left is the original Abbot's House of the Cistercian abbey. The timber building with hammerbeam roof dates from around 1500 and is grade I listed; the stone facing and Gothic ornamentation were added by Sir Stapleton Cotton (later Viscount Combermere) in 1814-20. The building is currently privately owned; public tours are available on Thursdays from April-September.

Marshland adjacent to Cocked Hat - geograph.org.uk - 234881

Marshland adjacent to Cocked Hat

Combermere Park - geograph.org.uk - 234830

Rolling parkland with many broadleaved trees. View from the private road to Combermere Abbey.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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