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The city walls of Chester

A leisurely walk (city/town) in Cheshire, England, about 3.03km (1.88 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 0:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 25m (82ft)
Loss 20m (65ft)
Max. Elevation 40m (131ft)
Elevation (total) 45m (147ft)
Start & End
Chester
Distance 3.03km
(1.88mi)
Duration ~0:45
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 20 Aug 2010
Chester is a picturesque city, and the locals say the best way to see it is from the city wall that circles it. It's one of the best preserved walls in Britain, and the two-mile circuit along the top makes for a great afternoon. You don't need an OS map; instead pick up a walking guide from the Tourist Information Centre.

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid SJ412668
If you arrive by train, catch a bus into town or walk along Hoole Way into the city centre.
Eastgate About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid SJ407663
Start the city wall walk at Eastgate, with its famous clock - said to be the most photographed in Britain after Big Ben. How they can rpove this I don't know, but it is nice.
Southern wall About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SJ407659
The southern side of the wall sits above the River Dee.
Roodee Racecourse About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SJ402659
The start of the western side of the wall overlooks Roodee Racecourse.
Along the walls About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid SJ400665
Head north along the wall, past the reacecourse, for some more great views over the Shropshire Union canal.
Northgate About 0.37 km (~0.23 miles) from
OS Grid SJ404666
Near the Northgate is a bookshop actually built into the wall - not a bad place to work! It's called Gildas Books, and well worth half an hour's browsing.
King Charles Tower About 0.18 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SJ405667
Just beyond Northgate is the King Charles Tower, from where the poor chap watched his army being defeated on Rowton Moor.
Cathedral About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
OS Grid SJ406665
The final stretch, along the eastern side, overlooks the grounds of Chester Cathedral.
Within the walls About 0.06 km (~0.04 miles) from
OS Grid SJ406664
Finish by dropping into the city itself for a wander around the streets.

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