1 Start in Dingle Lane (car parking) and best anticlockwise.
2. A short detour can be made from here to Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden by the roundabout. It is open most days between 1.00pm - 4.00pm but for up to date information visit the website - http://www.ghwalledgarden.org.uk/index.htm
3 Common Orchid seen here
4 Join the canalside towpath over the bridge. It can be a bit noisy at first as the road runs alongside for a while but it soon parts company
5 and 6 After departing the Canal to go through the Manor House parkland of Walton Gardens, it is worthwhile spending time to explore the attractive grounds here. It was the 'seat' of Sir Gilbert Greenall, local brewer and MP. There was once a splendid 'glass house' of huge proportions near the entrance (5) with tropical plants inside. It is now to be renovated (!) and its remains are still visible behind walls. The house (6) was built in 1860 and sometimes hosts classical music concerts
The path lies behind the house, across the lawned area and to the far left hand corner
7 The walk can be extended to go around the reservoir (muddy) where wildfowl are often seen in winter.
8 The path lies adjacent to the barn
9 Cross Warrington golf course, using a public footpath which is well marked, to return to the start through an upmarket housing area with old farm ponds and copses. This part of the route is on the borderline of the old Warrington and the 'New Town' The new town was a ph 3 model and is well landscaped with many hidden footpaths mingling through the housing as it spreads out to the M56
10 The path is under the archway of the flats by the sign 'Private Garderns Keep To The Footpath'
11 The path lies behind the houses
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.