Whitegate Way & Weaver Navigation

Walk the Whitegate Way, where heavy goods trains laden with salt once lumbered to Cuddington to join the Chester – Manchester line. Today the old railway line has been transformed and provides a haven for wildlife and a pleasant place for a walk.


12 February 2023

No 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.

A low level circular walk starting from the Old Whitegate Station. The walk commences on the Whitegate Way in an easterly direction towards Winsford to cross the River Weaver. The route then takes us along the footpath beside the Weaver Navigation to Vale Royal Locks where we cross back over the River Weaver.
From the locks, we take the footpath skirting Whitegate village, passing New Pool and Petty Pool through the woods back to rejoin the Whitegate Way.

Meeting Time:
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
Walk Finishes:
Duration (incl stops):
Highest Point:
60m Petty Pool
Mainly good paths and tracks, small section on pavement, one slightly muddy field to cross.
OS267 Northwich & Delamere Forest
Starting Point:
Whitegate Station, Whitegate Way, Winsford CW7 2QE GR SJ 615680


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.