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The Hayhurst Arms Moulton and River Weaver Path

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Middlewich, Cheshire, England

The Hayhurst Arms Moulton and River Weaver Path is a 5.6 mile loop trail located near Middlewich, Cheshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 5.6 mi Elevation gain 964 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Lake River Wildlife Historic site Pub walk
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A circular pub walk from the Hayhurst Arms in Bostock Green near Middlewich, Cheshire. Originally established as the village Reading Room, today the Hayhurst Arms is a proper village pub with a well-stocked bar at its heart. The walking route has plenty of interest for everyone, taking in pretty villages, the tree at centre of Cheshire, signs of the area's historic industrial past and a picturesque stretch along the towpath of the Weaver Navigation. The walk has a few gentle climbs and descents plus longer sections of level walking. The route follows mainly pavements, lanes and stone tracks/towpaths, however one section does follow a grass track across a crop field and this can be very muddy in winter and after rain. You will need to cross the main A533 road twice. This road can be busy so take particular care and it may be worth avoiding peak traffic times. There are several gates/kissing gates to negotiate, but there are no stiles on route. One short section of the towpath crosses a water meadow which is occasionally used to graze cattle. Approximate time 2.5 hours.

Bostock Green is located a few miles north of Middlewich in Cheshire. (NOTE: There is another Bostock Green, within Ellesmere Port, so make sure you are headed to the right place!) Head north from Middlewich on the A533 and keep straight ahead onto the smaller road into Bostock Green. The walk starts and finishes at the Hayhurst Arms on the main road through Bostock Green, which has its own car park. Approximate post code CW10 9JP.

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Stephanie Reid
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Lauren Taylor
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Hiking

Good walk however was very muddy over the field. Wellies definitely needed!

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Mariska Bosman
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The trail was lovely. The road crossing is indeed quite dangerous, therefore I might suggest you start near the start of the circular on the map to avoid that. It’s better to drive to the pub afterwards. Lovely along the river. Beautiful autumn colours. I added a small bit of the forest on top what was great. The fields after are very muddy and good waterproof shoes are needed. Ending in the pub was great with a fire to warm up.

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Jane Bradbury
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Lovely circular walk with a wonderful pub the Hayhurst Arms at the end. I have marked it down 1 star because crossing the busy road out and back is a bit challenging, and spoils what otherwise is a lovely walk.

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Chris Arthur
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Nice by the river with the locks etc and dogs can jump in for the second quarter but the start and finish is through housing estates and busy roads

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Sally Gatley
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Hiking

lovely walk along the river. instructions were great and very detailed. would recommend

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caroline caroline
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Simon Simon
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It’s a long walk along busy roads and a large housing estate, but once past this it’s really quite nice. The historical notes for this walk are excellently researched and really enhance the experience.

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chris glennon
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Nice walk. Mixture of pavement, path and tracks. Suspect could be muddy if wet. Lovely pub at end for a lunch.

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Peter Merricks
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Enjoyed the walk. Waterside paths a bit muddy after recent rain. DO take care crossing the A533 as it is very busy. Locks very impressive.

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Sion Hughes
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Steven Linder
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Andy Wetherell
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Sam Self
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