Micro Event: Plodding Around Peckforton

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Apr 14
2021

8 people attending

1 place left

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£12.50
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One very steep ascent, but otherwise fairly straight forward.

This is a mid week walk

Around 15km with only 350m of ascent!

You'll get a forest, views (hopefully), some industrial heritage and two castles!

Though its not a very hilly walk, we immediately start by going up a very steep set of steps (an old mining tramway).  We'll make our way along the Peckforton Hills before descending into Beeston.  Theres a chance to pick up some cake too nearby the canal as we make a stop.  The loop back passes Beeston Castle, before rejoining our path back to the cars.

Likely to take 4hr 30 (possibly more if the pace is slower or we want to stop for a longer cake break) - but we're in no rush!

Car parking is fairly limited hence lower numbers, but is free.  See description below.

All photos are by me - Richard Laverick - and used by OutdoorLads with permission. 

 

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  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
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