Spectacular views across the Dee Estuary to Wales is a feature of this 21 mile (34 km) route as it crosses the Burton Marshes on a purpose built boardwalk. You have the option of cycling to join the route from Chester via the Millennium Greenway – or you can catch a MerseyRail train with your bike(s) (carriage free) from Bache or Chester Stations to get to Hooton. To start at Capenhurst Station and finish at Hooton Station shortens the route by 4 miles.
This route makes use of local and National Cycle Routes 56, 563, 5, and route 568 over Burton Marsh returning on route 56, The Wirral Way. The route passes the Burton Marsh RSPB Reserve (see RSPB icon on Map), passes near the Burton Manor Walled Garden (see Flower and Cafe icons on map) – and the renowned Ness Gardens are close by (see Flower and Cafe icons on map).
See the local history of Neston, including coal mining over 100 years ago, visit Parkgate for Ice Cream. and step back in time by visiting Hadlow Road station, Willaston’s beautifully preserved disused old station where there are public toilets.
Route Grading: (B) Light Traffic Route – Route includes quiet lanes with some light traffic. Care needs to be taken when crossing some busy roads.
This route is available as either a GPX file or as a downloadable colourful PDF map. Choose your option from those below.
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