Chester Railway Path

The Chester Railway Path runs along an old railway line from the historic city of Chester to the Wharf at Connah's Quay. This cycling or walking route is short, traffic-free and fairly flat. It makes for the perfect day out for families or less experienced cyclists.

This route connects the historic city of Chester to the Wharf at Connah's Quay. The path takes you along an old railway line and is an attractive ride or walk from the north side of Chester out into The Wirral’s rich arable farmlands.

Fairly flat and traffic-free, this route is the ideal undemanding ride. The route has railway stations at either end, which provide the option to cycle or walk one way and return by train.

Chester is an attractive city surrounded by medieval walls with fragments dating back to Saxon and even Roman times. Roman archaeological finds and displays on local history can be seen at the Grosvenor Museum, and the route travels right past the 13th century Chester Cathedral.

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code

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The Chester Railway Path is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy

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