Walks & Rides
South Cheshire is excellent for walkers and cyclists alike, and we are blessed with many good walks and bikes rides direct from Pinsley Corner Farm. As keen walkers and cyclists ourselves we have compiled the below routes from our own experience catering for all abilities, from short strolls to all day bike rides.
If you require an OS map please let us know as we normally have one or two that may be borrowed. Unless stated all routes start/end from Pinsley Corner Farm.
All routes can be downloaded for use on route via a smart phone, or they can be printed out prior to arrival
Simply click on the title of your chosen route for more details
Pinsley Short Loop - 1 mile (walk)
A short 20 minute walk to/from Pinsley Green along the lanes and through the fields taking in picturesque views of Wrenbury Church.
Alderford Lake - 1 mile (walk)
A lovely stroll in a lovely setting, starting and finishing at their lovely cafe. More details here
Colemere Loop - 1.5 miles (walk)
Lovely loop to and from Colemere car park, can be extended to/from Ellesmere via the canal
Pinsley Loop - 2.5 miles (walk/ride)
A common route to make a little more of the trip to the village shop. An easy, flat, 45 minute walk that can be undertaken all on road or via the fields as shown, The route takes in the lovely conservation area of Wrenbury Village green and the stunning sandstone church. Passes over the River Weaver twice, one being at Wrenbury Mill. Runs alongside the quaint "request stop" train line to/from Nantwich and Shrewsbury. The village boasts a well stocked village shop, post office, deli, social club and two pubs (The Cotton Arms and The Dusty Miller) alongside the canal.
Marbury Loop - 3 miles (walk)
A lovely undulating 3 mile stroll around the very picturesque Marbury Mere and lovely sandstone church. Starts and finishes from the very good Swan Inn in Marbury but can also be extended via the canal and lanes to/from Wrenbury via Pinsley Green.
A lovely mix of countryside river walk, lovely canalside paths, starting and finishing in historic Nantwich for a quick coffee and cake!
A few of the options when walking to and from The Bhurtpore or Wrenbury Station
A lovely 4.5 mile hilly walk (starting a few miles from Pinsley Corner Farm) through the woods and onto the hill for far reaching views of Cheshire and Wales from the remnants of Maiden Castle. There are many trails around this hill so you can tailor your walk and short or as long as you wish.
Pinsley Green Canal Loop - 4.5 miles (walk/ride)
A lovely, largely flat, 4.5 mile stroll (or ride) via the canal at Wrenbury (with it's picturesque Village Green and and lovely sandstone church, across the (footbridged) ford. Cyclists can also use this route but replace the footpaths with the lanes shown. The towpath is possible to be cycled, but is grass and uneven. Refreshments can be found on the way at The Dusty Miller and Cotton in Wrenbury (which also has a local shop & deli) and The Bhurtpore in Aston.
A lovely 5.5 mile hill walk with great far reaching views (starting a few miles from Pinsley Corner Farm). The route can be made into a much shorter route by just doing the eastern detour loop section. The Candle Workshop and The Pheasant Inn at High Burwardsley are well worth a refreshment break!
Marbury & South Cheshire Way Loop - 5.5 miles (walk/ride)
A 5.5 mile stroll entering the marginally undulating foothills of Shropshire via The Monument, to the very picturesque Marbury Mere and lovely sandstone church before heading back towards Wrenbury along the South Cheshire Way. Cyclists can also use this route but replace the footpaths with the lanes shown. Refreshments can be found on the way at The Swan Inn in Marbury.
Marbury/Wrenbury Canal Loop - 6 miles (walk/ride) **TOP WALK **
A firm favourite of many of our guests. This is an easy of navigate 6 mile stroll along the country lanes to the very picturesque Marbury Mere and lovely sandstone church before heading back towards Wrenbury's own stunning sandstone church along the canal (or South Cheshire Way also shown). Cyclists can also use this route, the towpath is possible to be cycled but is grass and uneven. Refreshments can be found approximately half way at The Swan Inn in Marbury, and then nearing the end at The Dusty Miller and Cotton Arms in Wrenbury before picking up any groceries at the shop or deli in Wrenbury and heading back down the shady oak lined avenue of New Road back to Pinsley Green. *If you would like a slightly longer walk, taking in The Monument, see the route below!
The Monument & Marbury Canal Loop - 6.5 miles (walk/ride)
A slightly longer/hillier version of the above Marbury/Wrenbury Canal Loop this route takes in the fabulous 100ft high sandstone monument to Lord Comberemere with stunning panoramic views stretching over 2 countries and 5 counties!! Sunsets here are simply stunning!!
Wirswall Loop - 9 mile (walk/ride)
A more challenging, steep in places, 9 mile walk (or ride) via The Monument and Marbury Mere up Wirswall Hill. Stunning far reaching views are possible in several locations on this route before you head back to the Cheshire Plain around Wrenbury along the canal. Cyclists can use this route but replace the footpaths with the lanes shown. The towpath is possible to be cycled, but is grass and uneven. Refreshments can be found on the way at The Swan Inn in Marbury, The Dusty Miller and Cotton in Wrenbury - which also has a local shop & deli.
Coole Lane Loop - 13.5 miles (ride)
Nice circular 13.5 mile loop on fast rolling country lanes via the Secret Nuclear Bunker (real life museum) at Hack Green!
Grindley Brook Canal Loop - 15 miles (walk/ride)
A 15 mile long walk (or ride) half on country lanes and half on the canal towpath. It takes in picturesque Marbury (a great view of the stunning mere from the Church), Whitchurch, a lovely canalside cafe at Grindley Brook and back through Wrenbury Conservation Area. Other recommended refreshments are available at The Swan Inn (Marbury), The Black Bear (Whitchurch), The Willeymoor Lock pub, and The Dusty Miller and Cotton Arms (Wrenbury). Shops are available at Whitchurch and Wrenbury. The diverted detour route is a little longer but also takes in The Monument - well worth a look!
A moderate mile ride along rolling country lanes with a pub stops available at Wrenbury, Cholmondeley and Ravensmoor. Takes in the lovely conservation area of Wrenbury Village green and the stunning sandstone church. The route can be shortened by taking the grassed towpath from Swanley to Wrenbury.
Nice circular 17 mile roundabout ride to Nantwich on fast rolling country lanes. Can short cut/detour via Sound and the Secret Nuclear Bunker (museum) at Hack Green!
Ash Loop - 18 miles (ride)
A moderate 18 mile ride along rolling country lanes. Notable pubs on route are The Black Bear in Whitchurch, The White Lion in Ash, and The Bhurtpore in Aston. The Combermere at Burleydam is also a good detour. Shops are available in Whitchurch.
A lovely, largely offroad, loop from Wrenbury to Nantwich to Audlem along the canal network. Expect tarmac, bumpy grass and grit paved tracks on this 22 mile ride through lovely peaceful countryside along the canal. Passes through the lovely villages of Wrenbury and Audlem and historic market town of Nantwich...all of which on or near the route and offer good pubs and services. Snugbury's Ice-cream farm is also a short distance from the route on the Nantwich to Chester Road. A short cut detour can be made by leaving the canal at the Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker (real life museum)!
Wrinehill Loop - 28 miles (ride)
A moderate 28 mile ride largely along country lanes with some good hills as the Cheshire Plain meets Staffordshire. Pubs/services at Wrenbury, Aston, Audlem, Wynbunbury, Wrinehill, Nantwich and Ravensmoor. The Bhurtpore in Aston, The Crown at Wrinehill and The Swan at Wybunbury are of particular note. The sandstone churches at Wrenbury and Audlem are particularly attractive, as is the remaining "leaning church tower" at Wynbunbury.
Bickerton Loop - 31 miles (ride)
A moderate 31 mile ride along country lanes, through pretty towns/villages with rolling hills. Passes through the lovely historic village of Wrenbury, take in the view of the mere from picturesque Marbury church, check out the twin castles of Peckforton & Beeston, enjoy a pint in Bunbury before heading back through Tudor Nantwich. Pubs at Wrenbury, Marbury, Bickerton, Bunbury, Nantwich and Ravensmoor. Shops available in Nantwich, Wrenbury and nearby Tattenhall & Tarporley.
A moderate 31.5 mile country ride along rolling country lanes. Shops are available in Whitchurch and Market Drayton. Notable pubs on route are The White Lion in Ash, the Joules Brewery in Market Drayton, The Hinds Head at Norton in Hales and The Bhurtpore in Aston. Can be shortened by taking the grassed towpath from Market Drayton to Audlem, which also takes in the the very picturesque flight of canal locks between Coxbank and Audlem.
Beeston Loop - 38 miles (ride)
A moderate 38 mile ride along country lanes, through pretty towns/villages with some good hills. Notable pubs for refreshment at Burwardsley, Bunbury, and Haughton. The High Pheasant at Burwardsley is worth the detour for a pint with a view!
Egerton Arms Loop - 45 miles (ride)
A good 45 mile bike ride through lovely country lanes, taking in numerous national cycle routes and Bickerton Hills, with pubs/services available at Wrenbury, Burwardsley, Tattenhall, Little Budworth, Nantwich and Ravensmoor. The Egerton Arms at Little Budworth and the detour to the High Pheasant at Burwardsley are of particular note.
A great 57 mile route around South and Mid Cheshire. Mostly on small country lanes, with some tarmac/gritted paths through Nantwich and the odd bit of larger road. Pubs/services available at Wrenbury, Burwardsley, Tattenhall, Little Budworth, Nantwich and Audlem. The Egerton Arms at Little Budworth and the detour to the High Pheasant at Burwardsley are of particular note.
Dee Chester Loop - 69 miles (ride)
We haven't cycled this one in it's entirety yet, but we know the route and it passes through Wrenbury following lovely country lanes, taking in the Welsh border as you follow the River Dee to Chester.
Another we haven't cycled, but largely know the lanes it uses, taking country lanes around from the Welsh border to the northern salt town of Northwich round the other salt towns of Middlewich and Nantwich.
One for the keenest of cyclists (too far for us)!! This signposted (70) route takes you along quiet lanes to visit some of the county’s gems on a 282 km (176 mile) round trip which takes in Chester, pops up to Parkgate, directs you across the Cheshire plain and delivers fine views from high up in the gritstone hills to the east, just inside the Peak National Park.