590 Marton and Foxwist Green

Marton means farmstead by the pool, but the inhabitants of Marton Green had a nasty surprise in 1870 when a huge chasm appeared overnight. Caused by brine extraction, Marton Hole is now a quiet backwater and the only excitement is the arrival of fishermen or the occasional walker. The Whitegate Way, a disused railway line, and quiet field paths make for easy walking but don't miss the delightful Station House cafe which is run by volunteers.

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LOCATION: Five miles south-west of Northwich
START: Clay Lane, between A556 & A54. Whitegate Way car park, toilets
Grid ref: SJ615680 Postcode: CW7 2QE
DISTANCE: 4 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer - Northwich & Delamere Forest Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: Station House cafe & Plough Inn
EN ROUTE: Sixes Hole, Foxwist Green, Marton

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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