Monday, 12 December 2016
Walk 202 Chester
(Fourth leg of English coastal walk – Gretna Green to Chester)
Map: L/R 117
Distance: 2 to 4 miles
Terrain: pavement, cycle path
Access: Parking (paid)
Public transport: Main line train links
Although Chester is not strictly a coastal town I thought it gave a bit of symmetry to finish the walk by walking to the border with Wales. This can be done by following the cycle path marked on the OS map up to the border. I could not find a marker to say ‘Wales’ but there was a lot of work taking place on the banks when I went..
Chester itself, is of course, an interesting place to explore. I will list the ones I enjoyed the most:
The Roman Walls – these are the most complete city walls in the UK. They can be walked around and have some interesting remains from Roman times.
The Queen Victoria Jubilee clock. It is in the Eastgate and is the second most photographed clock in England (behind Big Ben).
The shopping centre called The Rows.
The old and new cathedrals St Werburgh and St Johns.
The Roodee the oldest horse racing course still in use in the UK.
Some interesting pubs.
This is the last post on Walking the English coast apart from an index to the walks.