28th January 2018

Whitegate Way

Whitegate Way, near Winsford, is a length of abandoned railway which was built primarily for the carriage of salt, this being a major feature in the local economy and also shaping the landscape in these parts.

Similar to The Wirral Way, it is easy walking underfoot (walking boots/shoes should suffice, unless individuals want to explore muddy footpaths off The Way). There is a mere with a variety of water birds in one direction, while the path leads gently downhill towards Winsford the other way.  Garden, woodland and farmland birds are present in good numbers due to the mixed surroundings.

At the meeting point there is an excellent café, picnic tables and toilets.


From Chester or the M53/A55, take the A51 towards Tarvin and Winsford. At Tarvin follow the A54.  Up and over Kelsall Hill and continue on the A54 which forks off to the right. The road is straight and you arrive at traffic lights where the A49 crosses.

Continue straight on for 1½ miles until Whitegate Way is signed (brown sign) left into Clay Lane.  Follow Clay Lane for just over a mile.  Turn off right into the car park at the traffic lights (which control traffic over the old railway bridge).

Meet at the café at 10.00 am

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