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Local Attraction

The Plough is situated in a part of Cheshire which is popular with walkers and cyclists plus there are several nearby camping and caravan sites. If you are looking for somewhere to stay please take a look at the Lamb Cottage Caravan Site which is only a short walk from the Plough - just enough to build a good appetite - www.lambcottage.co.uk

Arley Blue Planet Anderton Boat Lift Manchester 1824

Tatton Park

Tatton Park is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens, a rare-breed farm and 1,000 acres of deer park. It hosts over 100 events a year including the RHS Flower Show, car shows, antiques fairs and much more.

Jodrell Bank Observatory

The Jodrell Bank Observatory is a British observatory that hosts a number of radio telescopes including the Lovell Radio Telescope, and is part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester

Arley Hall and Gardens

Arley Hall is an impressive example of a Victorian country house built in the Elizabethan style and is a place of enormous character, charm and interest. The Gardens, which are amongst the finest in Britain, are outstanding for their vitality, variety and historical interest.

Anderton Boat Lift

More than 125 years ago this impressive Victorian monument served a purpose very different to the peaceful passage of colourful narrow boats between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal high above.

Blue Planet Aquarium

Largest Aquarium in the UK with features covering all types of aquatic environments around the world.

Chester Zoo

11,000 animals in 110 acres of award-winning zoological gardens.

National Waterways Museum

With its stunning location on the banks of the Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, extensive in-door displays, boat trips and historic buildings, the museum makes a great family day out in Cheshire, where time slows down and history comes to life.

Local Walks

With the help of Nige and some of our regulars, to whom we are very grateful, they have put their local knowledge to good use by creating a number of new walking guides, taking in the area’s outstanding natural beauty which all start and finish from the Plough.

The walks incorporate a number of picturesque and historic sites including the Weaver Navigation and Vale Royal Locks, Whitegate Way, Vale Royal Abbey, Marton Quarry Pool and some of the forgotten grounds of the former Delamere estate.

The six walks are tried and tested and are free to download below or you can be pick up a copy at the bar.

We hope you enjoy them and look forward to seeing you in the Plough for some well deserved refreshment!

Walk No. 1

Knights Grange & Catsclough Crossing

Allow: 1hr 50mins

Walk No. 2

Meadows and
Woods of Whitegate

Allow: 1hr 50mins

Walk No. 3

Whitegate’s Magical Mystery Trail

9km/5.7 Miles
Allow: 2hrs

Walk No. 4

Marton & Abbots Moss Figure Of Eight

9.4km/5.9 Miles
Allow: 1hr 50mins

Walk No. 5

Vale Royal Locks & Abbey via Whitegate Way & The Weaver Navigation.

Allow: 2hrs 15mins

Walk No. 6

The Seven Pools of Whitegate & Marton

Allow: 3hrs

Walk No. 7 and 8

Whitegate & Marton Hole; Foxwist Green & Sixes Hole

Allow: 1hr

Winter Walks

Winter Walks

Whitegate Way

The Whitegate Way is suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding, and for pushchairs and wheelchairs and is an ideal traffic-free route from Winsford to Cuddington

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