On a chilly but very bright Tuesday morning on International
Women’s Day three brave well wrapped up walkers began from the old railway station Car Park along the Whitegate Way. It is a 6-mile traffic free multi use flat pathway between Winsford and Cuddington, originally an old railway line which was opened in June 1870 to transport salt from the mines and works along the west bank of the River Weaver.
Walking towards Cuddington passing the Station House Cafe we found the path to be particularly good and dry, passing many people with dogs also enjoying the morning. Continuing through lots of trees although bare of leaves still gave us shelter from the wind. Spring flowers were in abundance and birds were darting among the trees.
A short while after we passed two wooden barriers, we deviated from the Way to go to see the lake of Newchurch Common then we followed a path rather muddy in places going part way along the edge of the lake. Then we came across an avenue of trees adjacent to a field where people were picking produce which we think were leeks. After checking the time we turned around and retraced our steps back to the car park. After an enjoyable walk. Afterwards the three of us were joined by two other WI members for a lunch at the Plough where we had a lovely meal and a good old chat. Thank you Ann you always come up trumps!

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