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Did this walk on a sunny day and it was lovely, a nice variety of path, meadows and a forest. Nothing too strenuous, only a couple of steeper bits but they were only a couple of minutes if that. The path along the river is a bit narrow, but then it opens ups when you reach the meadow overlooking the old salt mines. I did have to walk through the parking lot but other than that my dog was off lead the whole time and she thoroughly enjoyed it as well. There is pay and display parking at the nature reserve, but I had actually walked over from Marbury Country Park which is close to it. You can also easily loop in Neumann's Flash if you are looking for a longer walk.

I absolutely loved this hike, and would 100% recommend. Can't wait to do it again. We had really great conditions when we hiked this - sunny, warm (20C), and during a dry spell in the springtime. I would recommend bringing suncream as you are exposed to the sun on most of this walk. It took me about 3.5 hours, this is with multiple pauses to take photos and about a 15 mins lunch break midway through the hike. I'd say I am moderately fit and completed it in that time. Weather was perfect, but it got windy on top of Shutlinsloe, so I can see that being temperamental on rainy days. I love the variety of terrain that you get in this walk - from walking up steeper hills, through forests, alongside reservoirs and even through cattle and sheep fields. You do also have to walk on a quiet road on a couple of parts, but we barely saw any cars so it didn't disturb us, but do keep this in mind. Would recommend good hiking shoes to complete this, and comfortable fitness clothes. I did this hike with my working cocker spaniel dog and she was able to easily complete the whole walk, but we did have to keep her on lead a few times i.e. through sheep fields, areas of nesting birds, walking on road. Mind you, she still had lots of opportunities to run off lead i.e. through forest and around Tegg's Nose, so she definitely got exercised. Just a word of caution, there were several styls which should could go through on her own so I did have to pick her up and help her over these. There were several opportunities throughout the walk where she was able to take a drink from a stream or cool off in a creek which was super helpful and ensured she was staying cool and hydrated. The parking at Tegg's Nose was about £3 for 3+ hours which is what you will need for this hike, and I loved that there was a lovely little cafe there, which I visited after the walk. Staff were lovely and food was great. Such a lovely hike, and I can't wait to do it again! Overall fab hike I would recommend for anyone to do!

This is such a beautiful area, and if you look at the map you can see various routes and walks, I have only marked this route down as the trail set out is all on a manmade path or down a narrow road. I would advise anyone heading this way to plan their own route. Great wildlife in the area.

Think “moderate” is quite an exaggeration. But, if you’re looking for a nice weekend stroll with a little hill here and there, this is the one for you.

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1 month ago

easy walk for a nice lazy day

Interesting walk through the forest and onto the moors up to Shutlingsloe. Windy on some exposed parts but relatively easy route. We had a fun afternoon with our 9 month old daughter.

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1 month ago

Very busy walk. Water front isn’t pretty. Easy to do though.

Lovely sunny day out. The white trail is a nice steady easy ride out. Loades of parking and a cafe with toilets.

great views, windy up there but well worth the little hike up the big steps.

trail was nice , with people riding horses , but a bit busy .

I've done this many times and is a different walk every time due to the weather. it is easy enough but walking back up the packhorse track at the end is a killer but well worth the achievement when you get back to the top

Blustery day great walk. Quite steep to get to the top, some of the steps are really high but manageable. Dogs must be on a lead which makes climbing up harder.

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3 months ago

Great for a short walk..can be done in less than an hour or a slow meander in 1 to 2 hours.

3 months ago

Decent walk with great tall trees and a calm lake. But this is far far from lightly trafficked, it was packed with people, dogs, bikes, everything.

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