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Crewe and Nantwich

A moderate walk (city/town) starting and finishing in Cheshire, England, about 13.77km (8.56 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 32m (104ft)
Loss 46m (150ft)
Max. Elevation 60m (196ft)
Elevation (total) 78m (254ft)
Start
Crewe
End
Nantwich, Nantwich, Cheshire, England
Distance 13.77km
(8.56mi)
Duration ~3:30
Difficulty  
Moderate
1Created by driver 16 on 17 Feb 2013
Two short, distinct walks for softies, which can be combined using Valley Brook Sustrans cycleway / footpath for more serious walkers. Crewe has an engineering history dating back to the Industrial Revolution. It was one of the first major hubs on the British Rail network, and with a major rail engineering works, is an attraction for avid trainspotters. It still gets steam, diesel and electric trains of all makes passing through. Queens Park was originally given to the people of the town by the London and North Western Railway Company.

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid SJ709548
Exit station, cross road to waypoint 2.
Road junction About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid SJ707547
Turn right to find entrance to Crewe Heritage and Railway Museum at bottom, on right, just before roundabout (it opens March 2013).
Crewe Heritage and Railway Museum About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid SJ706553
Head straight across from entrance, stay straight on Wistaston Road leading to Victoria Avenue and Queens Park.
Entrance to Queens Park About 1.90 km (~1.18 miles) from
OS Grid SJ687558
Renowned as one of the finest parks in the North West, it is a traditional Victorian park set within the 45 acres. There are walkways, trees, shrubs, planting, children's play areas, crown green bowling, a 4.5 acre ornamental boating lake, grassed areas, memorials and Lakeside Pavilion / cafe / visitor centre, outdoor gym, boules, bandstand, Shanaze Reade BMX track,3 other exits / entrances and golf course.
Exit to the park About 0.41 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SJ687554
After crossing bridge over lake, softies can turn left here and take path back into Crewe. Serious walkers turn right, follow path round, past golf course to see bandstand and golf course clubhouse.
Clubhouse About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SJ684556
Take the path behind the clubhouse to find Valley Brook cycleway / footpath.
Valley Brook path About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SJ680556
Follow this through the wood to The Rising Sun, straight across to waypoint 8.
The Rising Sun About 0.89 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid SJ673551
Work on cycleway / footpath to Nantwich 95% complete. Follow it to Alvaston roundabout.
Alvaston roundabout About 2.11 km (~1.31 miles) from
OS Grid SJ658536
Straight across; follow signs for town centre.
Road junction About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
OS Grid SJ653530
Turn left, pass sports centre, follow signs for town centre.
Town centre About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SJ656526
Turn right, downhill, watch for sign for station over road on left.
Bridge over River Weaver About 0.82 km (~0.51 miles) from
OS Grid SJ649522
Start of Nantwich Loop walk. Cross bridge and turn left.
See railway bridge About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SJ647517
Turn left over bridge, turn right, follow path under railway bridge.
Exit to Shrewbridge Road About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SJ649510
Cross footbridge which spans oulet from lake, bear right at waypost, cross road, turn right on pavement for 110 yards, see bridleway / footpath sign and gate in hedge on other side.
Bridleway / footpath About 0.18 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SJ648508
Enter and cross field to bridge over stream with two gates, cross into next field, climb straight ahead up rise to see stile, don't go over stile, go left keeping along fence to enclosure, go through two gates into next field, keep fence on left.
Level crossing About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SJ643512
Cross with care, continue on path between fences, through bridlegate onto causeway across pond, keep hedge on left to Green Lane Bridge.
Green Lane bridge About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SJ640513
Go down steps on left of bridge to Shropshire Union Canal, turn right to follow canal.
Marsh Lane Bridge About 0.34 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SJ641516
Carry on along canal to the aqueduct.
Aqueduct About 0.97 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SJ642526
Cross, go down steps on right, straight across road to pass Malbank School, cross to right side of road, watch for sign for Nantwich Loop.
Sign for Nantwich Loop About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid SJ647524
Follow side street into riverside park, recognise bridge from earlier, cross back onto Water Lode, turn right, stay on road to Railway Hotel.
Railway Hotel About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SJ652520
Turn right, cross road, enter station before level crossing to left of railway bridge for train back to Crewe.

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