Up the spout and back to a water-filled kettle hole. A 7.5 mile walk out of Ellesmere to Welshampton and back to Ellemere via The Mere and Cremorne Gardens.

Shropshire Way Circular Walk 9: Ellesmere image

Distance

7.5 miles

Terrain

Some rises and cropped field crossings

Start from

Cross Street, Ellesmere

Nearest to

Ellesmere

Parking

Cross Street, Ellesmere

Map reference

Lat/Long: 52.9089721207, -2.8459609011

OS: SJ432350

The route

Along this 7.5 mile route out of Ellesmere you will encounter pheasant filled Spout Wood, Mill Wood, and a walk upstream alongside a pretty and windy brook, and cross over a former railway line, towards Welshampton. The attractive stroll eastwards from Welshampton reveals an excellent view of the Mere and the town of Ellesmere behind it. The Mere is a water filled ‘kettle hole’ formed by a retreating glacier. However, there is an appealing legend that it is a lake formed after a woman refused her neighbour water and was later drowned by a massive overflow.