Whitegate Way, Petty Pool woods and Sandiway sandpit

This walk is part of the trek on Fri 12 Apr 2019 15:26:41 CEST.

An accessible, easy and varied walk that crosses woods, fields and makes the most of the lovely Whitegate Way. Free parking at Whitegate station and a lovely coffee shop run by volunteers.

Technical sheet
No. 1961865
A Whitegate and Marton walk posted on 12/04/19 by RPomponio. Update : 03/05/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h50[?]
Distance Distance : 9.49km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 32m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 26m
Highest point Highest point : 85m
Lowest point Lowest point : 65m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Whitegate and Marton
Starting point Starting point : N 53.207418° / W 2.577193°
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Description

From the station car park go left under the bridge and follow the Whitegate Way until you see the old railway gates.

(1) Look out for an opening on the right-hand side. At the first junction, turn right. Then, take the next turn on the left.

(2) Follow the path on your right-hand side as far as the carrot field and cross it diagonally following the pathway. After the style, a short passage will lead to a driveway.

(3) Turn left until you reach Dalefords Lane and turn left again once you're on the lane. Then, take the first path on your right.

(4) Go left and cross into the woods. Follow the wide bridleway for a while until you see a green signpost on your right.

(5) Take right on Cockpit Lane.

(6) Take left and walk along the field. Cross Dalefords Lane. At the end of the path, turn left into the sandpit and take the path at the bottom right corner of the sandpit. Follow it as far as Kennel Lane.

(7) Follow Kennel Lane until the next junction.

(8) Turn left and walk past the farm.

(9) Take right just before the small lake. Follow the path until to reach the Weaver Parkway road and carry on until you reach the station carpark.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 71m - S/F
1 : km 1.37 - alt. 77m
2 : km 2.56 - alt. 76m
3 : km 3.04 - alt. 79m
4 : km 3.96 - alt. 71m
5 : km 4.61 - alt. 78m
6 : km 5.05 - alt. 77m
7 : km 5.95 - alt. 77m
8 : km 6.77 - alt. 79m
9 : km 7.73 - alt. 77m
D/A : km 9.49 - alt. 71m

Useful Information

Not suitable prams/wheelchair users

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

During the walk or to do/see around

Cheshire Kennels https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/t...
Whitegate station (with coffee shop http://whitegatestation.org.uk/ )

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.28/5
Number of opinions : 6
Description quality : 4.17/5
Routemap quality : 4.33/5
Walk interest : 4.33/5


Walker
on Mon 12 Jul 2021 12:22:22 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 08/07/21
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

Lovely walk, just under 5 miles, bit muddy in places as we had had heavy rain a few days beforehand. As another reviewer said, I found I needed to download and use the gpx file as I don't think I would have been able to follow the directions successfully without them. Note : there is no carrot field now! It would appear to be maize.


Walker
on Mon 22 Mar 2021 11:01:48 CET

Global average : 3.67 / 5

Date of walk : 22/03/21
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Lovely varied easy walk.

If you don't use the grid references, the description is inadequate at several points. Can be overcome with the use of an OS map.


Walker
on Mon 27 Jul 2020 14:28:13 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 27/07/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Know this area well, took 1h 45 with 2 young children 5&8. Didn’t feel route marched, all chatted happily and enjoyed the amble, getting out on a very wet but lush and green day!


Walker
on Wed 08 Jan 2020 21:44:38 CET

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 31/01/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

Pleasant spot. Approximately an hour and three quarters at a steady pace.


Walker
on Mon 12 Aug 2019 09:38:39 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 21/07/19
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

I really enjoyed this walk - varied countryside to walk through & good paths in the main. I am doing this walk with a group in Sept as walk leader so I am looking forward to seeing what they think of it.
Suitable for most & my group vary in age & mobility - good facilities at the start & finish point too.


Walker
on Mon 03 Jun 2019 15:35:31 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 03/06/19
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Great walk with Granddaughter

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