Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with John Ireland.
Apparently in Victorian times it was fashionable to 'Perambulate' around the walls of Chester, so whilst we do this we can see the tower from which King Charles I watched the Royalist Army being defeated, see the Racecourse, walk along the banks of the River Dee and see various Roman Remains, such as an Ampitheatre.
Afterwards, we'll wander back through Chester itself, which has a rather interesting city centre within the walls...
Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport
We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.
10:00: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 10:17. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return to Chester via Altrincham £11.90, Duo for £17.80. Note this ticket is only valid on Northern trains via Altrincham.
For other services an off-peak return £16.60 gives more options via other operators.
10:17: Train departs for the walk start at Chester Train Station.
11:50: Walk starts at Chester Train Station.
Return from Chester Train Station. xx:07 for trains via Altrincham until 20:07 then 21:33 and 22:49
Waypoints: Eastgate, City Walls, Chester Castle, Chester Approach, Cemetry, Handbridge, Queen's Park, City Walls, Roman Ampitheatre
On the return leg there will be a chance to go within the City Walls and take refreshments in one or more of the many tea rooms and pubs within the city.
(P.S. Unlike a certain other walk leader who has posted walks on this date in previous years this is NOT an April Fool)