Cycle paths and other off-road routes can be closed without notice, causing inconvenience to cyclists and pedestrians. Also, when closures take place, diversions are rarely suggested or signposted. The Chester Cycling Campaign is providing a constantly updated list of closures to enable you to plan your journey with some confidence.
The list below is based on reports from Campaign members and members of the public. Its accuracy depends on up-to-date reports from Campaign members and members of the public. Please let us know if any of the information below is inaccurate or out of date. Also, you can let us know of new route closures using the ‘Comments’ form at the bottom of this page. We are grateful for any updates that you may be able to supply!
Current Route and Path Closures
Canal Towpath – The towpath is closed in the Northgate cut between the locks and Cow Lane Bridge (Frodsham Street). This closure is due to a risk to cyclists and pedestrians from loose masonry on the city walls below King Charles tower at the NE corner of the city walls.
This is closure started in the autumn of 2017. Repairs are expected to finish in the Spring of 2019. Further information about the closure is available from the Canal and River Trust website:
Boardwalk Section of River Dee Path by New Crane Street – The boardwalk section of the River Dee Path between the Cop and teh Racecouse behind New Crane Street is closed for cyclists and pedestrians. The closure it to enable repairs to be made to the slippery decking surface which has led to a number of injuries to cyclists over recent years. This closure began in November 2018 and is likely to last a considerable length of time due to the nature and cost of the repairs needed to the structure.
Information last updated 04/04/2019.