Fairly level, with several stiles. Two busy road crossings; may be muddy in places after rain.
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, turn left along the High Street. Just after a postbox in the wall, turn left (“The Close”). When the road bends right, take the path ahead to the left of the gateposts, which ends at a wooden kissing gate into fields. Bear slightly right to a footbridge with metal gates at either end. Cross the next field to a similar footbridge. At the bottom of the next field, go through a metal kissing gate into a track parallel to the A49.
(1) Go through a gap in the fence opposite, cross the busy road quickly but carefully, and go through the gate on the other site. Turn right along a hedged path that runs below a garden to a rough driveway. Turn left (ignoring a stile in the hedge on your right), then turn right onto a waymarked footpath. The hedged path runs pleasantly between fields before being joined from the right by the Sandstone Trail.
(2) Continue straight ahead past a wooden bench to a footbridge and gate. Bear left along the edge of the wood to a footpath sign, with views of Beeston Castle ahead. Turn left (signposted “Tarporley”) to a kissing gate. Walk up the left-hand side of the field, next to the wood and to the right of a small stream, and continue straight up the field when the wood ends. At the top of the field, turn left through a kissing gate and then right through another. Follow the path to the right of and above a small, shallow valley to a stile leading down to the Tarporley bypass.
(3) Cross the road carefully, then climb the steps beyond to a further stile. Bear right and cross a weedy field to a kissing gate. Turn right at the entrance to Moss Cottage and keep to the right of the garden, passing left of a pond to a kissing gate into open fields. The official path crosses a stile in the fence into the tussocky field on your left, but a well-used unofficial path continues to the right of the fence to a second stile and then left. Whichever you take, aim for a metal gate in the bottom right-hand corner of the churchyard. Follow a path left to a bench, then right and left to the church’s south door.
(4) Beyond the church, a spiked metal gate leads out to the High Street; turn left to the Rising Sun.(D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 97m - Rising Sun
1 : km 0.68 - alt. 85m - A49
2 : km 1.45 - alt. 67m - Wooden bench
3 : km 2.87 - alt. 83m - A49
4 : km 3.58 - alt. 93m - Church
D/A : km 3.77 - alt. 97m - Rising Sun
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