GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hatchmere Lake

1 miles (1.8 km)

Enjoy a short easy walk around the pretty Hatch Mere on this walk in Delamere Forest.
The mere is also a nature reserve run by the Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Here you can look out for a variety of interesting birds including great crested grebe, reed bunting and willow warbler. The reserve also includes the surrounding fens, wet woodland and wet heath with many rare plants to see as well. You can find the site at a postcode of WA6 6NY with the reserve accessed via a footpath off Ashton Road in the village, just as you enter the forest. There's also some nice woodland trails running past the western side of the lake and a pub for refreshments on the eastern side.


WA6 6NY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Hatchmere Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hatchmere Lake Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Carriers Inn is located on the eastern side of the lake. You can sit outside in the garden area and enjoy a drink with a view over the water.

Dog Walking

Dogs on leads are permitted at the mere. The Carries Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south and there are more nice waterside paths around Blakemere Moss. The viewpoint at Old Pale Hill can be found a little further to the south.
You can pick up the Baker Way in Delamere Forest. The easy path will take you to Chester with a pleasant stretch along the Shropshire Union Canal.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Hatch Mere, a Cheshire Wildlife Trust SSSI - - 2412673

Hatch Mere, a Cheshire Wildlife Trust SSSI

The Carrier's Inn at Hatchmere - - 2412678

The Carrier's Inn at Hatchmere

Garden of the Carrier Inn, Hatchmere - - 2263450

Garden of the Carrier Inn, Hatchmere

Norley - Hatch Mere - - 207812

Boggy margins on the west side of Hatch Mere, Norley, seen from the public footpath just outside Delamere Forest. An interesting Nature Reserve and location for a fine collection of bog myrtle - rare in Cheshire.


GPS Files

GPX File

Hatchmere Lake.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Hatchmere Lake.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)