786 Farndon and Holt

Next time you want to build a house see if there's a ruin nearby. That's what happened in the 18th century when stone was removed from Holt Castle to build Eaton Hall near Chester. These days you'd never get planning permission.

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LOCATION: Eight miles south of Chester
START: Farndon picnic site by river, toilets
Grid ref: SJ412544 Postcode: CH3 6QD
DISTANCE: 6 or 1.5 miles
TIME: 3 hours for both walks
MAP: Explorer - Crewe and Nantwich Landranger 117
REFRESHMENTS: Farndon & Holt
EN ROUTE: River Dee, Civil War, John Speed

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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