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Friday 10th May
Saturday  11th May
Sunday 12th May

Thank you for joining us at the Whitchurch Walking Festival.

Thanks to generous sponsorship from the Whitchurch Town Council, Pellitec and Involved Holidays, we were able to subsidise many of the walks.  
The 3 Canal Boat Walks were 5 each (4 for children), Oteley 7 (4 for children) and Hawkstone 9 (5 for children).  Other walks are 3 except where stated (and for those walks, children were able to go FREE).

Whitchurch Town CouncilPellitec

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Lots of places
5 or fewer spaces
Currently full

Day walks - packed lunch and a drink required unless a lunch is included as part of the walk
Walk & Leader
09.00 Dee Valley
Judith and John Gallagher

10.5 miles


We catch the minibus to our destination and enjoy a circular walk from Churton Village Hall via Aldford to Eccleston Church on the Eaton Estate and the River Dee.

The walk will cross the River Dee using the early 19th century single span iron bridge built by the estate.   At the end of our walk, we will catch the minibus back to Whitchurch.

Please bring a packed lunch and drinks.

Register from 08.45am

Dee Valley
5 places
Oteley Estate Gardens [Ellesmere]
Dot Bishop

9.5 miles

7 (4 for children)
A circular route from Welshampton via Ellesmere, starting from Whitchurch in the minibus (and will be available for the return journey).

The Oteley Garden visit is inclusive of refreshments at a subsidised cost of 7.00. A well-paced 9.5 miles of field paths, tracks, canal and Estate Garden. Estimate 6 hours to complete.The gardens should be lovely at this time of year.

Please bring lunch and note that dogs are not permitted on this walk.

This walk is sponsored by Pellitec Blister Prevention.

Register from 08.45am
4 places
The Shire Horse Cream Tea Experience (Audlem)
Bev Boffey

6.5 miles

3 (plus 10 for talk and cream tea to be paid on the day)
We travel by minibus to begin this varied walk from the award winning Cheshire village of Audlem.  We walk along the section of canal towpath passing the famous locks and then across rolling countryside with fine views of the Church of St John.

We walk leafy lanes and through an old blue bell wood which hopefully will be a mass of blue and will stop for a refreshment break and admire these beautiful flowers.

Afterwards, we head for the Shire Horse stables and will be supplied with tea and coffee whilst we admire these gentle giants.   If you wish to bring some lunch, please do so (keep some room for your cream tea!).

We will be given a talk about the life of the Shire horse followed by a cream tea.  We have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with these fantastic equines.

From the stables, we then make our way back via footpaths and on route we will pass a Monks Residence and an old mill with its spectacular water feature. 

There will be a steep climb, but worth the effort with fantastic views of Beeston and Peckforton hills, after which we head back through a meadow with views of a lovely fine Jacobean house. 

We eventually head back down the canal to the Audlem Wharf and have a drink at the Shroppie Fly or, if you prefer, you can look around the old Audlem Mill shop that sells lovely, and sometimes unusual gifts.  For those who love arts and crafts, there is a Needlework Shop upstairs.  

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a fixed lead at all times. 7 [dog friendly] stiles.

Shire horses
Canal Mill

Full !
Combemere Woods
Paul Sears

5.5 miles

From Broadoak Farm we head across to Larder Woods on the Combermere estate where we are likely to see bluebells with a profusion of Wild Garlic.

After the woods we head up Black Park Road to Oss Mere with views of the mere and then back to Whitchurch across undulating easy countryside.

Dogs are welcome on a lead but there are stiles.

There will be a 10 minute refreshment stop..
Blue Bells

10.45 Nature and Nourishment
Malcolm Monie

4 miles / 4 hours

A gentle ramble round two local nature reserves [minibus to Melverley Meadows and then walk to Brown Moss] finishing at The Chef in Woods for refreshments from where the minibus will collect us.

Please bring a packed lunch and drink. Lunch stop will be at Ash Parva village pond [two bench seats and some large stones].
Brown Moss Full !
Afternoon Walks - please bring a drink
Broughall and back
Janet Murray

4 miles

A fairly flat 4 mile walk from Whitchurch on lanes and fields with a nice view of Blakemere on the way to Broughall.  Our route back takes us over the railway bridge before arriving back in town.

There is one stile.

The fields can get muddy in wet weather so please bring your walking boots.

There are some sheep so dogs must be on short fixed leads.  Bring a drink and snack.

14:00 Whitchurch History Walk
Janice Leyland and Garry Churchill

1.5 miles/2 hours

This walk focuses upon Whitchurch town centre via footpaths, so no need for wellington boots!

We include areas such as St Alkmunds, Yardington, Sherrymill Hill, Jubillee Park, Mill Street, Doddington, past the old Swimming Baths and Fire Station, Green End, the High Street and St Mary's Street.

No dogs on this walk please.
Whitchurch Clock Full !
16.30 to 17.30
Final Get-together at The "Archie"

1 hour

Meet at The Archibald Worthington Club for tea or coffee and complimentary light refreshments. Archibald Worthington Club


White Lion Ash Ring and Ramble Wollerton Wetlands Lyneal Liner