Distance: 8 km / 5 miles
Time: 2 – 2 1/2 hours
Start: The New Horse Shoe, Lawton Heath End, Alsager
Map: OS Explorer 268
Terrain: Country lanes, canal towpath, woodland paths and field footpaths
2 kissing gates, 1 stile
Explore the canal towpath, wildflowers and historic Rode Hall
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’.
Canal transport was once the mainstay of our industry and now a source of leisure offering pleasant, off-road walking and cycling routes. Rode Hall has been in the ownership of the Wilbraham’s family since 1669. Now you can visit the hall, gardens and spectacular snowdrops in early spring.
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 and Rode Hall tea room.
Refreshments: refreshments are available at the New Horseshoe, Broughton Arms and Wilbraham Arms public houses.
Full Address: Sandbach Rd , Church Lawton , Alsager , Cheshire , ST7 3RA