An easy 13.5 mile circular cycle route from Whitchurch into Cheshire and takes in the pretty villages of Wrenbury and Marbury, where welcoming hostelries can be found. The wharf at Wrenbury Mill is sure to be of particular interest to canal lovers.

Distance

13 miles

Terrain

Quiet Country roads

Start from

Whitchurch

Nearest to

Whitchurch

Parking

Whitchurch Town Centre

The route

Cycling is one of the best ways to soak up the unspoilt landscapes and experience the unique features of the environment and villages of North Shropshire. It is ideal cycling terrain: quiet lanes and country roads, easy gradients and yet amazing views. These cycle routes have been chosen to suit a range of interests and abilities, the shortest route being 7.5 miles and the longest 24 miles. Cycled over a day, with a picnic lunch or a stop at a local pub, this really is a great way to explore the area.

Places of interest:

Whitchurch

Whitchurch is one of the busiest and most beautiful market towns in Shropshire. As one of the oldest towns in Shropshire, it also has a fascinating history. Whitchurch is a bustling place; perfect for a great day’s shopping offering a variety of traditional and specialist shops as well as larger chain stores. There are fantastic places to eat, drink, explore or just relax and watch the world go by. Find out more about Whitchurch’s heritage and what else there is to see and do at the Heritage and Tourist Information Centre or visit www.whitchurch-heritage.co.uk/

Wrenbury

In 1643, during the English Civil War, Wrenbury Hall served as accommodation for the Parliamentarian forces as they prepared for the fateful Battle of Nantwich. In the village itself is the church of St Margarets, which dates from c1500, although a church has existed on the site since the 12th century. Wrenbury also boasts a delightful canal wharf at Wrenbury Mill on the outskirts of the village.

Marbury

Marbury is a picturesque village in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, with mere lakes to the south and east sides of the village. The Big Mere lies south-west of the village and provides a wealth of habitats for waterbirds, reeds and vegetation. Mar bury is a regular winner of the Best Kept Village Competition.