Welshampton and Ellesmere Walk and Cycle Weekend

Saturday 12th April

4 cycle rides 2 short, 2 medium, morning and afternoon, suitable for families from Welshampton and a guided walk from Ellesmere

 

Short ride From Welshampton to pikes end and around Colemere.  6.5 Miles. approx. 2 hours.

Meet at Welshampton Parish Hall 10 am and 2pm. Free parking available.

Own Bicycle required.

Suitable for families and children.

Free refreshments at the Sunn Inn on return.

 

Medium Ride from Welshampton to lopping ton including Colemere and Pikes End. 11.5 Miles. 2 hours.

Meet at Welshampton Parish Hall 10 am and 2pm. Free parking available.

Own Bicycle required.

Suitable for families and children over 10 years. Competent cyclists only.

Free refreshments at the Sunn Inn on return.

 

Ellesmere Boathouse to Colemere and return to Castlefields.

Explore the glacial features, formation and wildlife of the Meres and Mosses.

Route includes canal tunnel (bring a torch!), some steep gradients with steps, mostly level paths.

Not suitable for pushchairs.

5 miles 2 ½hours

Free refreshments at Boathouse on return.

 

Sunday 13th April

2 guided walks from Welshampton and a guided family walk from Ellesmere Boathouse.

 

Circular route from Welshampton via Blakemere

Parking available at Welshampton Parish Hall,

10am

Folklore, ancient tracks, monks and bronze age man, a time travel tour.

Fields, meres and canal using paths and lanes with 4 stiles, includes canal tunnel (bring a torch!).

5½ miles 2½ - 3 hours.

 

From and to Hampton Bank

Parking available at Welshampton Parish Hall,

2pm

Discover the historical heritage of Welshampton and surrounds.

Fields and canal using paths, tracks and lanes with 7 stiles.

3½ miles 1½ hours (approximately).

 

Family walk to discover Ellesmere's wildlife hot spots

Parking available for £1 at Castlefields carpark

2pm

A tour of the local nature reserves and spots of wildlife interest via local paths, lanes and ways.

2½ miles. 2hrs.


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The Meres and Mosses landscape was formed by retreating glaciers 12,000 years ago. Now, lowland raised peat bogs are one of the most endangered habitats on Earth.



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