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The Cock and Greyhound Whitchurch Walk is a 4.8 mile loop trail located near Whitchurch, Shropshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 725 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Partially paved Wildlife Pub walk
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NOTE: The Cock and Greyhound pub is currently closed, however the walking route itself is still accessible, there is alternative parking very nearby and plenty of other options for refreshments in Whitchurch. A circular pub walk from The Cock and Greyhound in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The walking route heads north through farmland and a golf course before returning alongside the Shropshire Union Canal, taking in sections of the South Cheshire Way and the Sandstone Trail along the way. There’s lots of variety on route with wildlife, boatlife, farmlife and golf-life to enjoy on your journey. The route has a few steady climbs and descents throughout but there are no particularly steep sections. The paths can be very muddy in winter and some parts can be a little overgrown in the summer so shorts are not recommended (unless you’re immune to nettles). You will need to negotiate several gates plus 7 stiles (some of which are entirely enclosed with wire fencing so dogs will need a lift over). You will be sharing some of the fields with sheep and cattle so take particular care with dogs. The canal is deep and busy with boat traffic so take care with young children on this part. Approximate time 2.5 hours.

Whitchurch is located in North Shropshire, close to the borders with Wales and Cheshire. The town is 20 miles north of Shrewsbury and 20 miles south of Chester. NOTE: There are several other towns in Britain named Whitchurch, so do make sure you are heading to the correct one. The walk starts and finishes from The Cock and Greyhound on Bargates, opposite the church. The pub has its own small car park at the rear, but if you are planning to walk at busy times please consider parking elsewhere in the town to help other visitors. There is a free car park near the end of the walking route, at the junction between Waterside Close and Sherrymill Hill. Approximate post code for Cock and Greyhound SY13 1LL.

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Deborah Spurdle
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lovely walk across fields, parts of the Golf course and along the canal

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Eve Gaut
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Hiking

Really enjoyable walk through farms, woods, fields with baby geese, sheep, streams. The only difficultly was when you came from under the arched trees and it said to go straight on, which was almost a left and then it’s basically diagonal across the field, some of the gates referred to had been removed but look out for the railway bridge overhead and just head there! Once you come onto the canal it’s a real delight - especially being able to purchase an ice cream from the garage on a much needed sunny day! :-)

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Rach Elizabeth
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HikingOver grown

Great walk with easy to follow markers and descriptive guidance. Some fields were quite over grown which made it a little challenging but at other times of the year I’m sure it’s easier! Thank you to whoever took the time to write the instructions!

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Nick Bolton
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Hiking

Great route. First couple fields were ploughed and furrowed very deep right to the edge so I had to backtrack and find another footpath to rejoin a little further on. But all good and the walk was very pleasant.

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Lisa Lisa
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Our first walk of the year and first using iFootpath, so impressed with both. Used the navigation as we set off late and it got dark as we reached the canal but still enjoyed every minute. Thanks

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Peter Peter
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First to Review

walk is well documented and the footpaths are well marked out going across the golf course which is always a bonus.

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Lauren Howitt
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Hiking
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Mark Burden
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Walking
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