Fantastic views over the Cheshire Plain and a sneaky peek at a grand Tudor mansion.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From the front door, cross the A41 road and turn left to the junction with the A534. Turn right (signposted Nantwich) and walk along the nearside verge until you reach a footpath opposite Withy Lane.
(1) Turn right through the gate and follow the footpath beyond, as it descends to the valley bottom (bypass any boggy patches to the left). Walk uphill with a hedge on your right, swinging left at the top of the field. Cross a stile on your right and follow the right-hand edge of the field beyond. At the end of the field, cross a further stile on your right and turn left along a farm track.
(2) Cross a stile beside a farm gate then follow the track to the right in front of a low sandstone outcrop. Keep right of a belt of woodland, then turn right over a stile and then left over a second. Continue below the woodland edge. At a corner, turn left over a stile, still with the woodland edge on your left. At the end of the field, turn left over a stile into the wood. The path leads along just inside the woodland fence; ignore a stile into the field on your right. Shortly afterwards, at a waymarked post, turn left into the woodland, up a small valley. Go up some stone steps and over a stile. Follow the buttressed wall ahead (with glimpses of Broxton Old Hall beyond it) to a field gate and then to the road.
(3) Turn left along the road with woodland on your left. As the road starts to descend, turn left over a stile beside a footpath sign. Before you reach the second field gate, turn right up the bank and go over a stile into the field. Follow the left-hand edge of the field to a stile at the top of a steep bank.
(4) At the foot of the bank, turn right, rejoining the track you walked before; swing left before the farm buildings. Cross the stile on your right again, and turn left. At the next stile, turn left and keep left down the field back to the main road.
(1) Turn left and retrace your steps to the Egerton Arms.(D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 54m - Egerton Arms
1 : km 0.5 - alt. 74m - Gate
2 : km 1.31 - alt. 140m - End of the field
3 : km 2.39 - alt. 144m - Old Coach Road
4 : km 2.77 - alt. 152m - Foot of the bank
D/A : km 4.24 - alt. 54m - Egerton Arms
This lollipop-shaped route includes two short stretches along the main road, several stiles, two short climbs and an awkward descent down a steep bank. Some paths may be muddy at times.
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The Egerton Arms, blending premium elements of food, wine and beer and with excellent service, offers you a little gem in the heart of the rolling Cheshire countryside. Food ranges from Toad in the Hole or Steak & Kidney Pie to our succulent Lobster Thermidor. All our meals are freshly prepared on site by our brigade of creative chefs. There is something to suit all tastes at The Egerton Arms.
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