GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shakerley Mere Walk

1 miles (1.4 km)

A short and easy walk around the pretty Shakerley Mere in the Goostrey area of Cheshire.
There's a nice circular footpath running around the lake for a distance of just under a mile. The site also includes some pleasant woodland and lots of water loving wildlife.
You can start your walk from the car park at the south eastern end of the site, just off the Northwich Road.
Shakerley Mere is located just a few miles from both Knutsford and Northwich. On the eastern side of the motorway there's some more trails around Rudheath Woods and Allostock.

Postcode

WA16 9JY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Pubs/Cafes

The Three Greyhounds is ideally placed on the western side of the mere. The oak beamed pub dates back over 300 years and serves high quality food. There's also a lovely garden area if the weather is favourable.

Dog Walking

The woodland and lakeside trail are ideal for a dog walk so you'll probably meet other owners on a fine day. The Three Greyhounds pub mentioned above is also very dog friendly. In fact it was voted by the Sunday Telegraph as one of the UK’s top ‘Dog Friendly Pubs'. They have their very own ‘old Port barrel’ for ‘help yourself water’, plus plenty of dog bowls about the pub. The bespoke Dog Menufeatures Craft Dog Beer from Belgium…. by the bottle or can, bar dog nibbles, free biscuits, ‘Dog Fries’ and the chefs even cook little fresh Porky sausages for your pooch!

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a few miles to the north there's Lower Peover where you can visit the Grade I listed church and enjoy a walk to Peover Hall. The 16th century country manor includes beautiful gardens which are open to the public on certain days.

Photos

Southern car park, Shakerley Mere - geograph.org.uk - 2945707

Southern car park, Shakerley Mere

Footpath alongside the woodland, Shakerley Mere - geograph.org.uk - 2945712

Footpath alongside the woodland

Mallards perched on a notice, Shakerley Mere - geograph.org.uk - 2945726

Mallards perched on a notice

Walking the dogs at Shakerley Mere - geograph.org.uk - 2945738

Walking the dogs

South End of Shakerley Mere - geograph.org.uk - 83915

South End

Lake shore, northern end of Shakerley Mere - geograph.org.uk - 2947996

Lake shore, northern end

The Three Greyhounds Public House - geograph.org.uk - 83936

The Three Greyhounds Public House

Inflow, Shakerley Mere - geograph.org.uk - 2948013

Anglers at the mere.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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