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Mersey Valley Timberland Trail


35 km / 22 miles
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 partly urban, mostly rural, taking in low-lying hills, woodland, parkland, farmland and sections of the Bridgewater Canal. It broadly follows the sandstone edge of the Cheshire Plain or drops to the Mersey valley below it, giving views from both levels. There are links with the Trans Pennine Trail and the Delamere Way. Lewis Carroll was born in Daresbury and Carrollís father was the parson at All Saints Church, which features a stained glass window with characters from the 'Alice' books.

A route description may be downloaded free from the first website below. The route description varies in places from that shown on OS mapping, which agrees with the waymarked route 'on the ground'.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named signs, black stylised tree, white background
Attributes: Easy
Start: SJ702875 - Spud Wood, Oughtrington, Lymm, Cheshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SJ507816 - Runcorn Hill, Runcorn, Cheshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Mersey Forest - Mersey Valley Timberland Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Mersey Forest - Mersey Valley Timberland Trail route pack  (Mersey Forest ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 108, 109
OS Landranger Active 108, 109
OS Explorer 267, 275, 276
OS Explorer Active 267, 275, 276

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Route Profile:

34.1 km (21.2 miles)
413 m (1,355 ft) ascent
76 m (249 ft)  maximum height

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