The Cock and Greyhound Whitchurch Walk

EASY 2 reviews

The Cock and Greyhound Whitchurch Walk is a 7.7 kilometer 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.

Distance: 7.7 km Elevation Gain: 221 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

bird watching

partially paved

wildlife

pub walk

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.

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.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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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