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|The Dysart Arms and Bunbury|
|Author: Pub Walker, Published: 22 Sep 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 3 mile circular pub walk from the Dysart Arms in Bunbury, Cheshire. The Dysart Arms is a classic English village pub with lovely open fires, lots of old oak and a really pleasant garden. The walking route performs a simple loop around the surrounding countryside with chance to visit the nearby Bunbury Mill, an old watermill, and lots of peaceful stretches through the local fields and pastures. |
The walk is relatively flat with just a few gentle inclines. The paths are almost all across grass pastures and these can get very muddy after rain so good waterproof boots are a must (along with a change of shoes for the pub!). You will need to negotiate a number of kissing gates plus 11 stiles, some of which are very tall (so may pose a challenge for less able people), and enclosed (so dogs may need a lift over). The large fields you cross are likely to be holding cattle, sheep and horses so take care with dogs. Bunbury Mill is only working on Sunday afternoons in the summer months, so time your walk accordingly if you want to see the mill in action. Allow 1.5 hours.
Bunbury is located south of Tarporley and north-west of Nantwich. The walk starts and finishes at the Dysart Arms on Bowes Gate Road. The pub has its own small car park, but at busy times please park in the village streets with consideration for residents. Alternatively you can park at Bunbury Mill (Waypoint One). Approximate post code CW6 9PH.
|Start to Bunbury Mill|
Start point: 53.1185 lat, -2.646 long
The walk begins from the front door of the pub, standing facing the church. Turn left and follow the road as it swings right following the line of the church yard wall, signed to Bunbury Mill.
|Bunbury Mill to Bird's Lane|
Start point: 53.118 lat, -2.6396 long
There is evidence that a corn mill has been on this site since 1290. The present building dates from about 1844, when an earlier mill was destroyed by fire. Bunbury Mill is now open to visitors on Sunday afternoons 1-5pm from Easter until the end of September. The mill is working during opening hours and so if you’re lucky enough to be passing at this time you’ll hear the roar of the waterwheel and the rumble of mill stones.
|Bird's Lane to Farmhouse|
Start point: 53.1142 lat, -2.6344 long
Turn right along the lane, passing Woodworth Cottage on the left. Ignore the footpath left after this, instead just keep ahead along the lane. After about 200 yards, turn left down a stone lane marked as a footpath.
|Farmhouse to Tree Lined Track|
Start point: 53.1073 lat, -2.6373 long
Keep ahead for a few paces and you’ll see a stile to the left which heads into the farmhouse. Do NOT take this, instead turn right and walk along the field directly away from the farmhouse. The path begins relatively close to the left-hand hedge, but soon veers slightly right and then crosses a footbridge via a pair of stiles.
|Tree Lined Track to End|
Start point: 53.1113 lat, -2.6488 long
Go ahead down this track, passing under the arches of trees. Opposite a large horse chestnut tree, turn right through a kissing gate and keep ahead along the right-hand edge of this field. Keep ahead in the same direction (via kissing gates) through the next three fields which are likely to be holding both sheep and horses.
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Great little walk with plenty of opportunity to add another couple of miles if you wanted.
|By Sinclair on 20 Mar 2014|
Avoid if walking dogs. High stiles, lots of barbed wire and mud. Very difficult with two dogs.
|By albuchanan on 05 Apr 2014|
I found this walk boring because it never varied from trudging through farmers fields. It was more than a little boggy in mid February. However Bunbury itself and the pub were lovely
|By meaghan on 20 Feb 2015|
My wife and I walked the Dysart Arms and Bunbury walk on Thursday 23rd July 2015. We added the Bunbury Locks up to Calveley to the walk and picked up your walk at a later stage allowing us a walk of aprox' 6 miles, about 3hrs walking time. I would like to let you know that a lot of the paths across the fields are quite overgrown at this time of the year and ill defined. Also most of the fields have cattle with very young calfs in them making the cows very nervous to the point that one very large cow with two calfs actually made an aggressive run at us although we were on the opposite side of the field (as far away as we could get) the cow stopped about a hundred metres from us so no harm done but walkers need to be aware at this time of year. Having made our way back to the Dysart Arms we enjoyed a welcome drink and lunch.
|By paulweston on 25 Jul 2015|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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