Marbury Meres circular

Green

9 May 2021

1 dog allowed

Covid-19

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.

A Green walk along quiet roads and footpaths over undulating countryside around Marbury village. We will be passing the five meres surrounding the village. These are glacial kettleholes formed at the end of the last Ice Age. The reedbeds bordering the Quisley Meres are a Site of Special Scientific Interest supporting many migratory birds and some rare plant species. There are splendid views towards the Mid Cheshire Ridge.

Our walk starts at The Swan which unfortunately will not be open. Following the road behind the church we join the South Cheshire Way past Big Mere. Then go up banks and ploughland crossing the railway before turning S and passing along the edge of Oss Mere. Blake Mere is in the distance as we walk over the railway again. We cross open farmland before re-joining the South Cheshire Way. There are several beautiful old halls and manors along the road up to the Quiosley. A footpath takes us over the reed beds on the edge of Quiosley Little Mere and back to the village.

Meeting Time:
09:45
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
10:00
Walk Finishes:
14:30
Distance:
10.5km
Duration (incl stops):
4:30
Ascent:
150m
Highest Point:
140m
Terrain:
Footpath. Some very boggy parts, especially by Big Mere, due to springs. Boots are essential. Poles would be helpful. Some rough ground and recently ploughed land. There are over 20 stiles, some are tricky.
Map/Area:
OS Explorer 257
Starting Point:
The Swan, Marbury SY13 4LS GR: SJ561458 Please park at top of car park.
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Safety

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.

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