Bishop Bennet Way

A 34 miles long distance footpath stretching from Beeston in the north to Bradley Green in the south which celebrates the life of William Bennet, a local Bishop of the late 18th and early 19th century. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Beeston
Distance: 34 miles (55 km)
Grid Ref: SJ526596
Climbing: 408 metres
Walk time: 13-17 hours
Days: 1-3

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Bishop Bennet Way is a route for horse riding in south west Cheshire, England, which can also be used by walkers and cyclists. It is named after William Bennet (1745–1820), Bishop of Cork and Ross (1790–1794) and subsequently Bishop of Cloyne (1794–1820), who carried out detailed surveys of Roman roads including those between Deva (Chester) and Mediolanum (Whitchurch). The way starts near Beeston Castle and finishes near Wirswall on the Cheshire–Shropshire border. There are hopes to extend it to Shrewsbury. The way follows bridle ways, byways and minor roads; half of it is along tarmac roads. Walkers can bypass the longer road sections on footpaths. Cyclists are advised that some parts of the route are difficult for cycling. The way passes through, or near, Milton Green, Coddington, Shocklach and Grindley Brook. (Source: Wikipedia)

Useful Links:
Route Guide and Map
Visit Cheshire
Long Distance Walkers Association

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