GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Great Budworth Walks

7 miles (11.2 km)

This attractive and historic Cheshire village includes a fine 15th century church and an early 18th century pub. In 2019 it was also the setting for the latest BBC adaptaion of the classic 'War of the Worlds'. It's a great place for walkers with a lakes, a canal, a country park and some lovely countryside to explore.
This walk from the village visits some of the highlights of the area including Budworth Mere, Marbury Country Park and the splendid Anderton Boat Lift on the Trent and Mersey Canal.
It's a varied walk with woodland, parkland and waterside paths to enjoy. The route makes use of the North Cheshire Way, a waymarked footpath which you can pick up in the village.
For more detail on the history, notable landmarks and local flora and fauna see the informative wikipedia entry


CW9 6HF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Great Budworth OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Great Budworth Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Great Budworth


The George and Dragon dates back to 1722 and is a worthy place to enjoy some post walk refreshment. They serve high quality food with particularly fine fish dishes to enjoy. You can find them on the High Street at postcode CW9 6HF for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland trails on the route are ideal for dog walking. The George mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just east of the village you can enjoy more waterside walking along Pickmere Lake.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.


Great Budworth - - 2263645

Great Budworth church and village viewed from the mere.

Great Budworth - woodland and meadow near Budworth Mere - - 254697

Woodland and meadow near Budworth Mere Great Budworth - view from the North Cheshire Way towards woods near Budworth Mere (out of sight beyond the woods).

George and Dragon, Great Budworth

George and Dragon, Great Budworth. The inn is a GradeII listed building. In 1875, John Douglas was commissioned to restore it by Egerton-Warburton. He added tall rubbed chimneys,mullionedwindows and a steep pyramidalturret.

St Mary and All Saints Church, Great Budworth

St Mary and All Saints Church. This noteworthy church dates back to the 15th century. There's also a 14th century chapel in the grounds.

Budworth Mere - - 399423

Budworth Mere

Marbury park

Tree-lined avenue in Marbury Park

The Trent ^ Mersey Canal south of Marbury Country Park - - 2161513

The Trent and Mersey Canal south of Marbury Country Park

Anderton Lift 1 - - 894731

Anderton Lift. This lift transfers boats from the lower River Weaver up to the Trent and Mersey Canal. The two caissons today are supported by hydraulic rams rather than the previous ropes and pulleys on the earlier structure. This picture shows the far caisson raised where the hydraulic ram is difficult to discern from the "A" frame supports. One of the many interesting facts related by the tour guide was that Messieur Citroen developed the distinct chevron gearing, the shape of which later became the symbol of cars bearing his name. It was a triumph of Victorian engineering when first constructed.


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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