Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Connah's Quay to Chester Railway Path

This is an 8 mile walk from Connah's Quay in north east Wales, across the border to Chester, following the route of a disused railway. You can find more details on the Sustrans website.

The Chester and Connah's Quay Railway operated for over 100 years from 1890 to 1992, although it was only used for freight after passenger services stopped in 1969. I primarily transported material for steelmaking in Scotland until those steelworks closed down.

In just 8 miles you can walk in two different countries, crossing the river Dee and finishing in the picturesque Roman city of Chester. Much of the walk is through farmland, with distant views of the Clwydian hills.

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