It was a lovely sunny day for 5 Whitley Wi walkers to make their way through the Beechwood Estate Runcorn and head for the pathway that skirts the top of the steep slopes of Floodbrook Clough, nicknamed Garlic Wood because of the pungent smell that floats in the air.
Reaching the end of the path they made their way, passing a pond with beautiful yellow iris and commented that the ducks were suitably abiding to the COVID rule of socially distancing. After crossing Beechwood Avenue, they took the path towards Clough Wood, a mature broadleaf woodland, eventually arriving in Sutton Weaver.
Following a brief stop for a drink in Aston Lane, the group climbed over a style taking them to the Weaver Navigation canal. The decent was very picturesque (more styles) with a meadow of wildflowers and interestingly some purple ones that stood up proud and tall.
Can anyone identify them from the photograph below?
On reaching the path along the waterway they turned right to continue to the Frodsham Swing bridge. The Danny, a 1903 steamship was moored nearby. Continuing to Halton Station Road then Wood Lane the walkers took a short cut through Beech Wood, a woodland that has steep sided incised cloughs that run down to the River Weaver. Retracing their steps back, four members stopped off at the Beechwood Community Centre to enjoy a tasty lunch at a reasonable price in the lovely sunshine which was thoroughly deserved after their 6-mile walk.
THANK YOU TO ANN
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE ALWAYS MAKES THE WALKS EXTRA SPECIAL!