GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Middlewich Walks - Near and Around

9 miles (14.5 km)

This Cheshire based town has some nice waterside walks along the two canals and the river which flow through the area. The attractive town has a number of interesting historical buildings including a noteworthy 12th century church and a Roman Theatre. It is also home of the annualfolk and boat festival, the Roman and Norman festivals, and regular farmers' markets.
This walk from the town takes you along the Dane Valley Way and the Trent and Mersey Canal to the neighbouring town of Northwich where you can visit the lovely Marbury Country Park.
The walk starts on the Trent and Mersey Canal in the town centre. Here you can pick up the Dane Valley Way and follow the waymarked footpath north along the River Dane and the canal. You'll pass Harbutt's Field, Whatcroft, Rudheath, Wincham, Marston and Dairy House Meadows before coming to Marbury Park in Northwich. The park contains magnificent Lime avenues, an Arboretum and the delightful Budworth Mere. Pickmere Lake also lies just to the east.
To the south there's also the Anderton Nature Park, Carey Park and the splendid Anderton Boat Lift. This remarkable feat of engineering is located on the canal and is one of the highlights of the area

Postcode

CW10 0JB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Middlewich OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Middlewich Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Kings Lock Inn is in a delightful spot on the canal in the town. There's a charming interior witha bar built in the shape of a narrowboat, closely resembling the one at The Shroppie Fly at Audlem. There's also a nice garden area outside where you can sit and watch the boats go by on a summer day. You can find them on 1 Booth Lane with a postcode of CW10 0JJ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The towpath makes for a fine dog walk and The Kings Lock mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking from the town you could pick up the Middlewich Arm of the Shropshire Union Canal. It will take you south west to Church Minshull.
The town is also notable as the home of the Wardle Canal. It is the shortest canal in the country with a length of 154 feet (47m).
Just east of the town you could visit neighbouring Winsford. Here you can enjoy another waterside walk along the canalised section of the River Weaver on the Weaver Way.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.

Photos

British Salt, Middlewich - geograph.org.uk - 804482

British Salt, Middlewich. The main works seen from the canal towpath. The company produced vacuum salt from brine for food, pharmaceutical and industrial purposes.

Middlewich - geograph.org.uk - 25339

Old Timber framed buildings in the town. Main street through Middlewich. This area has been important since Roman times.

Narrowboat Moored near Middlewich. - geograph.org.uk - 129920

Narrowboat Moored near Middlewich. On the Trent and Mersey Canal, by The Kings Lock inn. Canalside industry is visible by the pub - Pochin, a building firm.

Kings Lock, with Pub, Middlewich, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 577835

Kings Lock pub. View of the outdoor seating area here.

Housing by Wardle Lock, Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich - geograph.org.uk - 578027

Housing by Wardle Lock, Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich

Canal shop, Middlewich - geograph.org.uk - 1266658

Canal shop

St Michael and All Angels Church, Middlewich (1)

St Michael and All Angels Church, Grade II listed. Most of the church was built during the period between about 1480 and 1520when thenaveclerestorywas added.

Middlewich - Bull Ring Theatre

Picture of the Roman Theatre. This has been used for the Roman Festival, as an open-air music stage and an ice-rink.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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