Parbold and District Ramblers - walk

Sept 10, 2023 at 09:00

Lion Salt Works Walk Marston

Sunday 10th September 2023

Meet Parbold shops at 09.00 for a possible start of 10-10.15

A walk alongside Cheshire Flashes, canal towpath & Country Park, flat with slight inclines

Car Park Address & Sat Nav (free): Marbury Park Wincham, Northwich, CW9 6AT



The M6 South to Junction 20A then take the M56 West (signs for Chester/Runcorn)

At junction 10 M56 take the first exit A559 for Northwich – 4.9 miles

Turn right onto Ollershaw Lane B5075 – 1.1 miles

Continue onto New Warrington Road – 0.7 miles

At the roundabout take the 4th Exit – 0.3 miles

Turn right onto Old Warrington Road (about 25 yards past Kwik Fit on your left) – 0.4 miles

ARRIVE at Destination

The Walk

About 6 miles, an easy grade B walk no stiles, a few gates to shut, varied scenery & Bird hides to use, and a marvellous Victorian Boat lift transferring Barges from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey

The walk starts with a walk along the Lane to Marbury Park, passing Neumann’s Flash into Marston & a visit to the Lion Salt Works, leaving the salt works we travel north onto the Trent & Mersey canal, continue along the canal towpath.  We will then divert from the canal to walk around Haydn’s Pool, shortly reaching the path alongside the River Weaver/Witton Brook navigation, heading west walking through Birch woodland until we reach the Anderton Boat Lift, with a break here for snack/Lunch dependant on choice. We then continue the walk re-joining the canal heading east we will then divert south from the canal onto a lane to return to the car park


Lion Salt Works & at the Anderton Boat Lift

Food & Drink

There will be a coffee stop & a lunch sandwich stop, with an alternative after the walk to go for a full meal and a drink at the Spinner & Bergamot (1.4 miles, 10 minutes by car) Sat Nav CW9 6AY

We will send a food menu out nearer the time for anybody who wishes to have a full meal

This a pleasant walk mixing Cheshire Salt plains, with Flashes (where subsidence caused by rock salt mining), with the industrial heritage of the Boat Lift and the ICI chemical giant

Walk Leaders

Chris Hough 07923593852                             Carole Fishwick 07706 488147

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