Duke’s Drive and River Dee Circular

An easy, flat, woodland walk along the Duke’s Drive to Eaton then back alongside the River Dee with a chance to stop at the Ship Inn in Handbridge.


26 November 2023

2 dogs allowed

An easy, flat, woodland walk along the Duke’s Drive to Eaton Road. We follow the road to the pretty village of Eccleston and down to the ferry.
Our return journey follows the banks of the River Dee over open farmland land and water meadows to the outskirts of Chester.
There are fine views of the riverside properties on the opposite bank, the Groves and the bridges crossing the river.
Our route passes The Ship Inn in Handbridge where we may stop for a drink before returning to the car park.

Very flat. Tracks through woodland. Quiet road to Eccleston village. Return on riverside footpath. There are some very muddy areas. Boots and gaiters are recommended.
Starting Point:
Duke's Drive car park, Handbridge, Chester CH4 8AD GR SJ402651
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Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.