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Weaverham Petal Walks: Weaverham & Acton Bridge

Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
4.5 miles / 7.2 km
Time
2h 30m
Start
St Mary's Church, Church Street, Weaverham
Map
OS Explorer 267 Northwich & Delamere Forest
Terrain
Level paths, some unsurfaced
Barriers
Stiles, gates and footbridges
Accessibility
-
Toilets
None
Contact

Come and explore the villages of Weaverham and Acton Bridge in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.

 

This area was once famous for its orchards and indeed there is an old Cheshire apple variety called Wareham, named after Weaverham. Road names such as Russet Road and Strawberry Lane give clues to the rich heritage of the area.

 

Weaverham Petal Walks have been devised by Weaverham Trust and funded through Saltscape Landscape Partnership.

 

  1. Walk down Church Street until you reach the main road.

  2. Cross over the road opposite the Wheatsheaf into Forest Street. Turn right into Fieldway and continue straight ahead. Cross the playground into Tower Lane and go to the end.

  3. Turn right at West Road and then left at the Hanging Gate pub into Station Road.

  4. Continue along Station Road over the bypass until you reach a sandstone wall.

  5. Cross over the road on to the public footpath and follow the path down the side of the field with the hedge on your right.

  6. Go over the railway footbridge and follow the path over three stiles to Sandfield Lane, and continue to the end of the lane.

  7. Turn right on to Milton Rough and carry on until you see a gate, stile and footpath sign on your left. Follow the track into a field and cross this diagonally towards the railway.

  8. Follow the footpath between fences alongside the railway, then turn right over the railway bridge.

  9. Follow the track into Old Lane and at the end turn right on to Hill Top Road.

  10. Shortly after Acton Bridge Parish Rooms on your right, cross the road and follow the footpath through the iron gate. Keep to the right and cross a stile into a paddock until you reach Strawberry Lane.

  11. Turn right and follow the grass track to a gate. Turn left over a steep stile and follow the path downhill, going over a number of stiles until you reach the main road opposite the Riverside Restaurant.

  12. Turn right and walk along the pavement. Go past the Vale Royal Falconry Centre and cross the main road into Sandy Lane.

  13. Follow Sandy Lane up the hill and bear left into High Street opposite the Hanging Gate pub. Turn left at the garage into Church Street all the way to the church.