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The Henbury Society have described a series of local walks. We advise the use of an Ordnance Survey map in conjunction with the walk details, and please be aware that some details may have changed over time. If you are aware of any changes, please email us here

Henbury Village in Cheshire

A linear walk. 4 miles, easy. 2 hours Either westwards from the village to Monks Heath, ending at Alderley Park, AstraZeneca and telephone for a lift home, or Persuade your driver to drop you at Alderley Park (ref 844 746), and walk back to Henbury. We describe this eastwards route. At AstraZeneca turn left towards traffic lights for 20m and turn left through gap in wall to....

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Easy, with some road walking and a useful shortcut. This is a circular walk: start anywhere and go either way. We describe it counterclockwise, starting at Redesmere (G.R. 850 715) where parking is easy. We also describe two possible extensions, of one and two miles respectively. From the Redesmere duck-feeding area walk S.E. towards the A34. 50 m beyond the end of the....

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Bluebell Wood and Sandbach Farm This short round (1½ miles) can be taken as the turnaround of a walk down School Lane, or a car can be parked at the entrance to Sandbach Farm (ref 865 726). From School Lane walk along Bearhurst Lane (opposite the back gate to Henbury Hall). After 400 m a footpath on the right leads from the south end of Bluebell Wood (Huntley Wood), across the....

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Redesmere and Blake House Farm. 3 miles, easy. (see map for walk number 2) Park on the south side of Redesmere, and walk east along the lane. Just beyond trees at the water's edge, take a style on the left which leads to a path which crosses a meadow on the east side of the lake, then a second style to a kissing gate. Do not take the path to the right, but continue north through....

Henbury, Cheshire

Upton Hall, Prestbury Golf Club and Sandy Lane — Starting from St Thomas' Church G.R. 881 736 Go north up Henbury Rise (don't turn into High Trees Drive) and just before end take a ginnel on right which passes behind gardens, through a kissing-gate and in 100m to another gate on right in frontof houses. Follow this path across the common and up to Whirley Road.....

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Nether Alderley Mill, The Edge and Finlow Hill A linear walk, 6 miles, moderate, 3 hours, with an alternative 5 mile circular walk. From The Mill cross the road. Go left for 50m then right along lane to St Mary's Church. Enter the grounds, passing the Old School House,and walk straight on past the left of the church to a gate into a field. The Old School House was built in 1628.....

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New Permissive Footpath between Dark Lane and Whirley Lane. With the kind permission of the landowner and of the farmer, parishoners now have the use of a new walk near Henbury. The walk is open between 1st February and the 31st August each year and the route is waymarked using standard white arrows. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a short lead at all times and....

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New Public Footpath from Fanshawe Lane and around Sandbach Farm en route to Bearhurst Lane. The circuit starting from the Church is about 1.5 hours or about 40 minutes from the junction of School Lane and Bearhurst Lane at a gentle pace. (The route can be shortened by walking up the Drive and rejoining the walk at **">  Continue to pass the entrance to Marlheath on the....