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|The Combermere Arms and Burleydam|
|Author: Pub Walker, Published: 22 Sep 2013||Walk Rating:|
|A 3 mile circular pub walk from the Combermere Arms in Burleydam, Cheshire. The Combermere Arms is a classic Cheshire country inn with plenty of nooks and crannies and lots of character. The walking route performs a simple loop through the surrounding countryside, taking in the peaceful setting of the farming landscape.
The walk has just a few gentle climbs and descents throughout. The route follows a mix of quiet lanes and field paths, the latter of which can be quite muddy and uneven underfoot so good waterproof boots are a must. There are a couple of sections of road walking. The sections are relatively short but the traffic can be quick so stay on the grass verges and be aware of oncoming vehicles. There are several kissing gates along the way, but no stiles. Whilst some of the fields are arable crop fields, three of the fields are grazing pastures for cattle so take care with dogs (we also came across a couple of friendly pet pigs in one field). Allow 1.5 hours.
Burleydam is located on the A525 to the east of Whitchurch, close to the Cheshire/Shropshire border. The walk starts and finishes from the Combermere Arms which has its own large car park alongside. Approximate post code SY13 4AT.
|Start to Cattle Grid|
Start point: 52.9809 lat, -2.5908 long
To begin the walk, walk along the pub car park away from the pub to reach the hedge at the bottom. On the right you’ll see a metal gate out to the road with a footpath sign, do NOT go through this instead turn left to join the grass footpath between hedges, passing the pub’s LPG cylinders on the left. Go through the next metal gate into a field.
|Cattle Grid to Veterinary Practice|
Start point: 52.9737 lat, -2.604 long
Turn left down the tree-lined tarmac avenue. Follow the tarmac lane and use the wooden gate to pass alongside the electric entrance gate leaving Bank Farm. Eventually you will emerge to a T-junction with a tarmac lane. Turn right along this taking care of any occasional traffic.
|Veterinary Practice to End|
Start point: 52.9781 lat, -2.6096 long
Keep ahead for just a little distance further and take the next road on the left. Follow this pretty, quiet tarmac lane for some distance, passing Wood Farm on the right about half way along. Take time to enjoy the beautifully kept hedges along this lane, with hawthorn and other native species providing a haven for lots of wildlife.
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Excellent clear instructions. The main A road was the only short stretch that was less pleasant than the rest of this pretty walk.
|By Tolley on 28 Dec 2016|
The off-road sections are fine although a little overgrown in places, be aware though that this walk includes two sections along main “A” roads which can be quite dangerous especially during peak traffic times, I wouldn’t recommend the walk if you have children with you.
|By Sinclair on 07 Jun 2014|
Ok as described
|By leeboy25 on 21 Apr 2014|
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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