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The Morris Dancer Kelsall Walk is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Tarporley, Cheshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 387 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Views Wildlife Historic site Pub walk
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A circular pub walk to The Morris Dancer in Kelsall, Cheshire. The Morris Dancer sits at the heart of the village, directly alongside the recreation ground, making it the perfect spot for refreshments before or after your walk. The walking route visits a pretty church, an old hill fort and a fruit farm along the way and enjoys long stretches of peaceful paths plus the area known as Little Switzerland with its stunning views. The walk has several climbs and descents throughout, including a couple of steep sections. Some of the paths are narrow and uneven in part, they can be very muddy after periods of rain and some stretches have steep drops alongside, so good boots are a must and take care with children and dogs. There are no stiles on route, but you will need to negotiate several kissing gates and flights of steps. There is a one mile stretch of walking along a country lane, but this is usually quiet and does have good grass verges for most of the way. For the outward leg, the paths are fenced (with electric fencing) away from livestock pastures, but you may be sharing the paths on the return leg with sheep or other livestock. If you prefer to avoid these pastures, it is possible to follow a residential road for the return leg instead. Allow 1.5 hours.

Kelsall is located around 8 miles east of Chester on the Mid-Cheshire Ridge. The walk starts and finishes at The Morris Dancer on Chester Road in the centre of the village. If you are coming by public transport, there are bus stops directly outside the pub. If you are coming by car, the pub has its own large car park which is shared with the recreation ground. Approximate post code CW6 0RZ.

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Thomas Vickers
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Great Short Walk, Would definitely recommend to others

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Tom Caygill
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Kate Walsh
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I took my 10 year old about this walk. It was fairly easy for the most part with a couple of nice views. However the fields were extremely waterlogged and we had a battle to get across them. I think in wetter weather it would be a lot easier to walk up Common Lane/Road instead of taking the footpath across the fields. Also, there were animals in one of the fields, so take car if you’re bringing a dog.

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Lauren Lauren
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Adam Pyne
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Few sections are overgrown however overall a very good walk which I'm sure we will do again.

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Regan Maurice-jones
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clair clair
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MuddyOver grown

A lovely walk, quiet and peaceful when walking through the pastures. Was muddy but that’s not surprising with the weather we’ve been having. Will definitely recommend this one.

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Steve Challinor
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Not the best trail for dogs also very overgrown in some places

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fern meighan
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HikingMuddyOver grown

I did enjoy this trail, it’s just very muddy with the weather and abit overgrown Only took 1 hour Would do it again

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julie heywood
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Really lovely walk especially with children and dogs. Only downside is long road no footpath along it and along the side of road is to overgrown to walk on.

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Nathan Kavanagh
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I would recommend this trail! Lots of wildlife (including deer)! Wouldn’t recommend the route we took! I like to think of getting lost as an adventure haha! Lovely little cafe and free parking - the only reason I can’t give it a 5 star rating is because the route signs are old now and need updating. VERY easy to take a wrong turn, taking you miles off in the wrong direction (although everywhere you turn is lovely!)

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Harry Rutter
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Gary Gregory
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Damien Mcnamara
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Misti Ollier
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Tim Kennedy
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Chris Gorman
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Mark Harrison
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Samantha Cantillon
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Robert Faux
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Kelly Thompson
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rachel lloyd
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kathleen griggs
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alex Croxford
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