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The Architect and River Dee Walk (Non-Chester Race Days Version)

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Chester, Cheshire, England

The Architect and River Dee Walk (Non-Chester Race Days Version) is a 5.8 mile loop trail located near Chester, Cheshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and road biking.

Length 5.8 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Loop

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Lake

Paved

River

Pub walk

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Getting There

NOTE: There are two versions of this walk. This one is for use when Chester Races are NOT running (see http://www.chester-races.co.uk to find out the date of fixtures) as it includes the section of the riverside promenade that is closed to the public during racing. A circular walk from the Architect in Chester, Cheshire. The Architect is a classic pub restaurant within Chester's city walls overlooking the racecourse at Roodee. The walking route has real variety with something for everyone: the bustling city streets, quiet suburban residential lanes, modern commercial estates, a section of the ancient city walls and very long peaceful stretches of paths alongside the River Dee. The walk is relatively flat and follows mostly well-made surfaces. There are just a couple of short stretches which follow grass bank paths which can get a bit muddy after rain and in winter. There are no stiles or gates on route, just a few flights of steps and staggered barriers. You will be sharing the riverside paths with cyclists so take care with children and dogs. Approximate time 2.5 to 3 hours.

The walk starts and finishes from the Architect, which is sandwiched between Nun's Road and Nicholas Street in Chester. Approximate post code CH1 2NX. There is a very small pub car park accessed from the Nicholas Street side, but whilst you are completing the walk please use one of the public car parks nearby. The easiest is Little Roodee Car Park (alongside Grosvenor Bridge and accessed from Castle Drive, CH1 1SL) which costs £3 for 3 hours (correct Summer 2013). From this car park come out of the steps to the right of the cafe, cross over the road junction into Nun's Road and walk up past the racecourse on the left '€“ you'll find the pedestrian entrance to the Architect just a little way along on the right.

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caroline grayson
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Nice, enjoyable 6 mile walk. Lovely scenery around the river Dee. Instructions very clear.

Peter Merricks
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Pleasant Sunday walk (Kim's cafe wasn't open unfortunately). Nice pint at The Architect. Pete&Alicia

Dan Stocker
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Khin Sau
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roy w.
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Adam Evans
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Matt Parkin
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Nia Addison
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