Lightning never strikes twice in the same place. But it did at Davenham for the church spire was struck in 1841 and again in the 1980s. Perched on a hilltop above the River Dane the village is first mentioned in the Domesday Book and the spire is still standing, a landmark for miles around.
LOCATION: Between Northwich & Middlewich
START: Turn off A530 down Whatcroft Lane & park near railway bridge.
Grid ref: SJ687704 Postcode: CW9 7SG
DISTANCE: 6 (or 3) miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer - Northwich & Delamere Landranger 118
REFRESHMENTS: Riverside Organic Farm (closed Mondays), Oddfellows Arms
EN ROUTE: Trent and Mersey Canal, Billinge Green Flashes
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News