Harthill & Bulkeley Circular

An opportunity for a pleasant morning’s walk with little ascent but still providing wonderful views across Cheshire and on into Wales.


19 March 2023

2 dogs allowed


Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.

The walk begins taking us down a path alongside the old primary school and then along the edge of fields and up into Bodnook Wood. We pass through these woods and then on to the woods leading to Raw Head. Here the the lower path is taken which contours around the side of Raw Head and yet still affords great views over towards Wales. We then travel down hill to cross a short field and onto a country lane crossing over the A534 and on towards Bickerton. On reaching the church we turn left taking us near Gallantry Bank. We continue on country lanes and paths and through further woods and on towards Bulkeley Hill. Having crossed over the Sandstone Trail we then follow tracks making our way back through Bodnook Wood and onto Harthill.

This walk has been designed to allow for a leisurely coffee stop but not necessarily a lunch stop as people may have commitments due to it being Mothering Sunday.

Meeting Time:
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
Walk Finishes:
Duration (incl stops):
Highest Point:
Predominantly paths and minor country lanes.
OS Explorer 257: Crewe & Nantwich
Starting Point:
Next to the church in the centre of Harthill Postcode CH3 9LQ Grid Reference SJ501542


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.