This is a largely wooded walk which skirts the Castle parkland and private Hawarden Estate, crossing a stream near the ruined corn mill.
The start and finish point is the Tinkersdale car park with plenty of spaces. The car park is on the A550 quite close to the Gladstone memorial and the Glynne Arms pub.
Following the long straight track to Cherry Orchard Farm, the path follows a quiet roadway, the precursor the the A55 rising above the by-pass to give good views of surrounding countryside. We then cross the A550 and a number of fields along quiet footpaths
The final stage, curving round past the golf course and through woodland and re-joining Tinkersdale along its bend, completes its course at the car park.
The distance is 4¼ miles and should take about 2 hours of fairly relaxed walking. The walk is level for much of the way and has a number of stiles and some rough-ish ground.
Dogs are very welcome but some of the stiles will prove challenging to larger ones. There is not always an easy way through for them. There is very little hill climbing, (250ft in total) and the paths are well defined.
We usually repair to a local hostelry after the walk for lunch and a small but well earned restorative.
At most times of year it will be quite muddy and wet in places.
Walking boots or wellies are advisable especially if the weather turns out to be damp around the date of the walk. Stout brogues and a good tweed skirt are also acceptable if they are what you usually wear.
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