323 Daresbury

"Curiouser and curiouser", said Alice. Lewis Carroll was writing about Alice in Wonderland which starts with the White Rabbit, but what would he have thought about the white tower at Daresbury? Enigmatically it dominates the birthplace of the famous author, who is commemorated by a church window including the famous rabbit. Yet although the locals protested loudly when the tower was built, you should have heard the complaints ten years later when they wanted to demolish it! This walk makes a complete circuit of the tower along ancient lanes, across fields, down through woodland, finishing with a stroll along the Bridgewater Canal.

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LOCATION: Three miles south-west of Warrington
START: Moore village, off A56. Roadside parking between railway bridges Grid ref: SJ577842 Postcode: WA4 6UB

DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer - Bolton, Wigan & Warrington Landranger 108
REFRESHMENTS: Ring O' Bells & Dormouse Cafe
EN ROUTE: Timberland Trail, Bridgewater Canal, Keckwick

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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