Frodsham Marsh

An interesting, level walk around the bird-rich lagoons and reed-beds of Frodsham Marsh – take your binoculars!

Technical sheet
No. 15789883
A Frodsham walk posted on 12/10/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 12/10/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h10[?]
Distance Distance : 7.36km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 25m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 25m
Highest point Highest point : 33m
Lowest point Lowest point : 5m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Frodsham
Starting point Starting point : N 53.287827° / W 2.733494°
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Description

(D/A) From the front door of the Netherton Hall, turn right and right again into Matty’s Lane. Follow the road to a junction opposite Fern Meadows and turn left.  Pass Hatley Farm, then pass under the railway. Continue along the road to reach two bungalows on the right; beyond the second, take a footpath over a stile by a gate on the right. Follow the path alongside the garden then bear left along an overgrown ditch. Go through a gate at the end of the field and turn left to cross the motorway bridge.

(1) Descend from the motorway and follow the straight track ahead of you. At the skewed crossroads below the embankment of No. Tank, take the “second exit”, Lord-ship Lane (slightly left), which runs parallel to the embankment, separated from it by a broad drainage ditch.

(2) After a little over half a mile, turn right over a bridge (with a “Singletrack road” sign), bear left and climb the embankment. Follow the track to the right at the top, between Tanks No. 6 (right) and 4 (left), the latter housing most of the western cluster of wind turbines. At the end of the two lagoons, bear right down the embankment, passing the end of a narrow flooded pit on your left. Follow the track with the No. 6 embankment now on your right, and wet fields stretching away towards the Ship Canal on your left. After a little over half a mile, follow the track as it climbs the embankment and swings right. Continue your circuit of the reed-filled Tank No. 6 (on your right), with the eastern cluster of turbines away to your left. The eastern end of the lagoon is flooded and worth scanning for waterbirds.

(3) Pass close to a turbine then descends to meet another track. Follow it to the left, with a drainage ditch on your right, passing under two sets of power lines. Turn right at the next junction by a mobile mast, heading towards the M56.

(4) Once over the motorway bridge, walk past a trailer park on your left and keep straight on at the junction with Maori Drive, following Marsh Lane out to the A56 near the centre of Frodsham. Cross and take a few steps to the left, then turn right into Fountain Lane (signposted “Leisure Centre” and “Castle Park Arts Centre”).

(5) Pass under the railway and turn immediately right, into Castle Park. Pass the Arts Centre on your left, then turn left and right, up steps through the wall into the formal garden. Turn left at the fountain and then right to pass in front of Castle Park House and reach the car park.

(6) Leave the park here, and turn left along the A56 to return to the Netherton Hall.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 30m - Netherton Hall
1 : km 1.02 - alt. 7m - M56
2 : km 2.67 - alt. 6m - Bridge
3 : km 4.97 - alt. 10m - Turbine
4 : km 6.06 - alt. 11m - M56
5 : km 6.54 - alt. 14m - Railway
6 : km 6.83 - alt. 18m - Castle Park
D/A : km 7.36 - alt. 30m - Netherton Hall

Useful Information

Mostly level on metalled roads and potholed tracks, but with occasional puddles or muddy stretches.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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