Alsager Series No. 5 – Salt Line and Canal


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Grade: Easy
Distance: 10 km / 6 miles
Time: 2 – 2 ½ hours
Start: New Horse Shoe pub, Lawton Heath End, Alsager
Map: OS Explorer 268
Terrain: Country lanes, canal towpath, off-road trails and footpaths
Barriers: 1 gate, 1 stile

Explore the train and canal transport legacies of Alsager

This route, devised by Alsager Chamber of Trade, is one a series of walks in the Alsager area. The walks have been published in leaflets entitled ‘It’s all about Alsager – Walking Maps of Alsager’.

Train and canal transport was the mainstay of our industry and now they are a source of leisure offering pleasant, off-road walking and cycling routes.

Visitor Information

Location: Starting in Lawton Heath End, just to the north of Alsager. The Horseshoe Inn is located on Sandbach Road. Postcode for Sat Nav: ST7 3RA

Public transport: Alsager is well served by buses and trains direct from Crewe and Kidsgrove.

Parking: Parking for patrons is available at the New Horseshoe public house

Toilets: Toilets for patrons are available at the New Horseshoe and Wilbraham Arms public houses

Refreshments: refreshments are available at the New Horseshoe, Broughton Arms and Wilbraham Arms public houses and Lock 57 café.


Full Address: The New Horseshoe Pub , Sandbach Rd , Church Lawton , Alsager , Cheshire , ST7 3RA


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