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“Great to walk through Chester but the cyclists .....” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chester Canal

Chester Canal
Chester, City of Chester and West Cheshire CH99, Chester, England
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Ranked #11 of 25 Attractions in Chester
Type: Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great to walk through Chester but the cyclists .....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

It enables one to walk through Chester walking down the canal staircase to the canal basin. The downside is the infestation of cyclist who race along the tow path with little consideration for walkers. As British Waterways officially only allow cyclist who have a pertmit it is a shame that the don't exercise any policing of non permit holders

Visited September 2013
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Chester
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“Perfect for a long walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Start in Chester and walk to the zoo - an hour+. Or go the other way and head out to Christleton and beyond. Fantastic, pretty clean walk

Visited November 2013
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CHester, UK
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“Good walking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

there are some lovely walks along the canal side and you easily access the city centre if you want a refreshment stop

Visited October 2013
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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“Working canal and locks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The canal is fully functional and, especially in the summer, you can see rented canal barges navigating the many locks and canal ways. You can rent barges if you have the time. This form of transport is fascinating to all ages. Enjoy.

Visited October 2013
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“Good walking along Shropshire Union Canal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

You can walk for miles on the tow path which is obviously flat!
Well maintained path so you don't have to worry about getting muddy.
You need to beware of cyclists though!
Walked from Chester centre near the lock keepers pub to our hotel at Christleton, about 40 minutes walk.
Plenty to see and a few pubs/bars to call in if you like.
Pity the weather wasn't kind.

Visited November 2013
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