The walk is 6.83km (4.25 miles) and takes about 1 hour 20 minutes – but we suggest you allow more time to take in the beautiful views!
Start / finish
Oughtrington Lane near St Peter’s Church
There is some parking on Oughtrington Lane near St Peter’s Church – but try and avoid when there is a church service or during the school run.
There is also some parking at Agden Bridge – but don't park in the designated passing place, or obstruct the road in any other way.
The route goes across roads, stone paths and grass paths, which can be muddy in places. There are no big hills. You may need to go over some stiles.
- From St Peter’s Church, walk south up Oughtrington Lane past the school to reach the A56
- Turn left towards Altrincham and walk about 200 metres, then carefully cross the road to reach a signed public footpath, Whiteleggs Lane, just past a row of cottages
- Walk to the end of the footpath at Kay Lane, then turn left and follow the lane until it reaches High Legh Road (B5159)
- Carefully cross the road to the stile and gate, where there is also a footpath sign, and follow the footpath with the hedge line on your right hand side
- Cross the stile into the second field and follow the row of wooden telegraph poles that are on the footpath line until you reach Froghall Lane
- Turn left along Agden Park Lane to reach the A56 with the Wheatsheaf pub opposite you, then turn right and follow the A56, Agden Brow for about 550 metres
- Carefully cross the road and walk down Agden Lane to reach Warrington Lane and follow round to the right, then left across Warrington Lane and the canal at Agden Bridge
- Join the towpath left and turn right (west) and it’s a lovely walk of 1.32 miles along the Bridgewater Canal to Lloyd Bridge (the name is on the bridge arch)
- Leave the canal here turning right (south) up Oughtrington Lane and back to where you started