Mersey Valley Timberland Trail

A long distance walk of 22 miles in Cheshire which begins in Oughtrington and ends in Runcorn. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

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Statistics and Files
Start: Spud Wood, Oughtrington
Distance: 22 miles (35 km)
Grid Ref: SJ702875
Climbing: 357 metres
Walk time: 8-10 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Mersey Valley Timberland Trail follows the sandstone edge of the Cheshire Plain for part of its course before descending to the Mersey valley below. Starting at Oughtrington and passing through Lymm, the route connects with the towpath of the Bridgewater Canal and passes Lymm Dam, Grappenhall Wood, Appleton Dingle, Daresbury Firs, Windmill Hill and Halton Village. It is walked in mostly rural surroundings although it does include some urban walking. The route also includes hills, woodland, parkland, farmland and sections of canal towpath.

Useful Links:
Discover the Mersey Forest
Route Guide Booklet (including maps)
Long Distance Walkers Association

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