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Overview

Baker Way is a link between beautiful Delamere Forest with pretty Chester City.

We will meet up at the Delamere Forest Cafe where our walk will start. We will soon be joining up with the Sandstone Trail for several hundred metres and then proceed up directly to the edge of the Delamere Forest by passing through some paths.

We will then follow some further paths going through Brine's Brow. Ashton, nearby St. John the Evangelist's Church, Tarvin, Hockenhull Platts (known as Roman Bridges), Cotton Cross, Cotton Edmunds, Brown Heath, Shropshire Union Canal and Christleton. 

There are some viewable points along The Baker Way, such as Beeston Castle and Peckforton Castle which can be seen from the fields surrounding Christleton and Brown Heath and Ashton.

We will complete our walk in Chester City on the Shropshire Union Canal nearby Chester Railway Station.

The original route was devised by members of the Mid Cheshire Footpaths Society and commemorates the life and work of Jack Baker, a former footpaths officer.

After the walk, we are planning to have a well earned drink or two at The Old Hackers Arms however there are others nearby. We will then catch the 17:56 train back to Delamere. The train journey takes about 17 minutes. 

 

Saturday, 2 March 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
20.9km / 13.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

It's a linear walk therefore we will take a train back to Delamere Forest. The train station is 5mins walk to the carpark.

You can buy your train ticket online and the ticket price is appx £6.90.

Please park at the Delamere Forest Car Park and meet at The Cafe.

Please note that this is NOT the Delamere Forest Station Parking or The Station Cafe. 

The cost of parking is about £10 all day. The carpark is very big so there is no issues with the space.

It may be very muddy depending on the weather. We will be passing from many farms lands and villages,

Dogs are allowed with full care. Please remember that this walk includes train journey.

 

 

 

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available
  • Dog friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
SJ 54864 70359
Nearest postcode:
CW8 2JD
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Start time:
10:00 am

Delamere Forest Car Park and Cafe

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SJ 40504 66306
Nearest postcode:
CH1 2HG
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Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking