Murdishaw Woods Walk

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Murdishaw Woods Walk
Murdishaw Woodland Walks
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ii) Murdishaw Wood East Loop
0.5 miles, allow 20 mins, moderate (steep steps)
This delightful detour meanders through ancient
woodland and meadows above the stream.
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iii) Duke’s Wharf All Ability Loop
0.3 miles, allow 20 mins, easy (flat, surfaced paths)
A gentle woodland and meadow circuit from Duke’s
Wharf to the first bridge in the valley, with pleasant views.
Murdishaw
Wood (East)
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Access Information
Paths along the valley bottom
are generally flat but there are
steps in both woods. Many of
the paths are natural and may
be uneven, wet or muddy at
any time of the year.
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Halton Arms Pub
THE HALTON ARMS EXTENTION
1.3 miles, allow Ihr, easy/moderate (some gentle slopes and steps)
From the pub, walk across the sports field to Murdishaw Wood.
Return via the meadow and back alongside the sports field.
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MURDISHAW WOOD AND MEADOW LOOP
1.3 miles, allow1hr, easy/moderate (some gentle slopes and steps)
This uplifting walk through mature woodland and along wooded
streams has an optional extension exploring the adjoining
meadows - an ideal summer walk when it is teaming with wild
flowers and butterflies.
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i) Murdishaw Valley to Duke’s Wharf Linear
About 1mile, allow 30 mins, easy (mainly flat)
A charming route following the meandering stream
through the valley to the canal at Duke’s Wharf.
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To shop (Spar)
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Start at any of the access points marked on the map.
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THE VALLEY, DUKE’ WHARF AND
MURDISHAW WOOD EAST
A clear path runs along the valley bottom with a network
of adjoining paths giving options for extending your walk
to explore the woodland and meadow.
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Brookvale
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Murdishaw West
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Gorsewood Primary School
Murdishaw Wood has something for everyone - whether it’s a relaxing stroll with friends,
a family outing, or just enjoying the scenery. A network of paths through the woods and
valley link with local homes, offering fantastic opportunities for many lovely walks.
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Murdishaw
Community Centre
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St. Martins Primary School
Health
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Pitch
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125 metres
125 yards
Please keep your dogs under
control so they are not a
nuisance to other visitors or
wildlife. Please pick up all dog
poo – bag it and bin it but don’t
leave bags hanging in the trees!
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A533
A56
Parking
Easy access
Limited access
Bus stop
Steps
Bridge
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Hollow
Cycle path
Other paths
Woodland
Meadow
Pond
Visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/wood/windmill-hill-wood for downloadable route directions.
[email protected] Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. OS License no100017626. Printed on 100% recycled paper.
Images courtesy of: Mick Brummage, Gill Dobson, Ian Harrison, Fonetography, Nick Spurling, Morris Walker
The Woodland Trust is a registered charity no. 294344. A non-profit making company limited by guarantee. Registered in England no. 1982873.
Registered office: Kempton Way, Dysart Road, Grantham. NG31 6LL.. The Woodland Trust logo is a registered trademark
A walk a day keeps the doctor away.
Friends of Runcorn Woods say, ‘Please take your litter home.’

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