Weaverham Petal Walks: Bottom Pitch Meadow & Owley Wood

1.8 miles / 2.9 km
1h 00m
St Mary's Church, Church Street, Weaverham
OS Explorer 267 Northwich & Delamere Forest
Some steep unsurfaced paths
At least one gate

Weaverham was an important Saxon hamlet on the banks of the River Weaver. The walk starts at St Mary's Church, a beautiful buildling dating back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and then continues through the village to Owley Wood housing estate, a 1920s model housing estate built for ICI employees.

Owley Wood is a haven for wildlife on the steep banks of the River Weaver where you can meander through the woodland or stop and watch the river go by.

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

  1. From St Mary's Church, turn left on to Church Lane and follow the road past St Bede's Church.

  2. Turn left into Nicholas Road. Cross over the road and turn right into Morris Drive.

  3. Turn right into Clitheroe Road. Turn left into Barrymore Road. Cross over Owley Wood Road past the bowling greens and turn left into Ainsworth Road. Walk to the end of the road.

  4. The wooden gate opposite the end of the road leads to Bottom Pitch Meadow and Owley Wood.

  5. After a short distance a path to the right leads to Bottom Pitch Meadow. The main path leads to Owley Wood and the riverside path.

  6. Straight ahead takes you to the viewing area. Beyond this the path forks. The path to the left continues within the wood. The path to the right joins Owley Wood Road by the Baden Powell Scout Hall. Turn left on to the road.

  7. All three routes converge at Wallerscote Road. Turn right and continue to the Ring O'Bells pub.

  8. Turn right on to the main road and continue past the shops.

  9. Turn right at the garage into Church Street and follow it back to the church.