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The route Where to Eat
Thiseasytwo-milewalktoursChester’sfamousRomanwalls.It’sacircular Foratastymealtotuckintoafteragoodsojourn,visittheGoshawk
walksocanbepickedupatanypointandtackledbypushchairusers, PubinMouldsworth,nearTarvin,Chester.Thisbeautifulcountrypub
althoughsomehelpmaybeneededwithsteps.Somesectionsofthewall servesgreatfood,includingtheirfamoussteakandkidneypieand
havewheelchairaccesstoo. moreluxuriouscuisinelikelobsterthermidor.What’smore,it’s
FromtheChesterVisitorCentre,crosstotheamphitheatrethenturnright situatedwithineasywalkingdistanceofMouldsworthtrainstation.
andfollowLittleJohnStreet.CrossSoutersLane,passtheRomanGardenon Fordetails,tel:01928740900orvisitwww.thegoshawkpub.co.uk
yourleft,underNewgateandthenleftandupstepstothewall.
TurnleftandclimbstepstocrossoverNewgate.Dropdownsteps
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andfollowthecitywalls.ClimbstepstopassunderthefamousEastgate
Clock,thendropdownandheadtowardsthecathedral.Thecathedral’s Ifyou’reinspiredbythewonderfulgardensinthismonth’sChester
freestandingbelltowerisontheleftfollowedbytheCheshireRegiment’s walk,whynotcombineyourtripwithavisittoGrosvenorGarden
memorialgardens. Centre?TheBelgrave-basedattractionprovidesagreatdayoutforall
Wherethepathforks,bearrightandcontinue,passingAbbeyStreeton thefamily.There’sawiderangeofplantsandflowers,aconstantly
yourleft.ThewallsapproachKingCharlesTower.Turnleftandfollowthe expandingfooddepartment,giftsforallthefamily,kitchenwareand
northernedgeofDeaneryField.TheShropshireUnionCanalisbelow. furnitureandafullyequippedbrightandcolourfulchildren’splay
ClimbupstepsoverNorthgateandthendropdown. areatokeepyoungervisitorsentertained.Forfurtherinformation,
AmodernbridgeleadsoverStMartin’sWayandonyourrightis tel:01244625200orvisitwww.grosvenorgardencentre.co.uk
Pemberton’sParlour,aroundtowerdamagedintheCivilWar.Continue
ahead,crossingovertherailwaytoBoneswaldesthorne’sTower.
Turnlefttofollowthewallsbackacrosstherailwayanddropgentlynext
toCityWallsRoad.PassQueen’sSchoolontheleftandplayingfieldsonthe
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rightbeforeclimbingstepsoverWatergateanddroppingdowntoNunsRoad.
FollowthisasitpassesthefamousRoodeeracecourseontheright.Bear 1.TheEastgateClockwaserectedin1897tocelebrateQueenVictoria’s
gentlylefttoreachGrosvenorRoad.Crossatthepedestriancrossingand DiamondJubilee.
continuetofollowthewalls,whichbearleftaroundtheremainsofChester 2.KingCharlesTower,namedafterCharlesIwhowatchedhisarmybeing
Castle.Dropgently,turningsharprighttotheroad. Crossandbearleftalong defeatedfromhereduringtheEnglishCivilWar.
awalloverlookingtheRiverDee.Justbeforethebridge,bearleftbackover 3.TheWaterTowerwasbuiltwhentheDeebegansiltingup.
theroadandclimbaslopeandthenstepsoverBridgegate. 4.HightidesusedtowashagainsttheCityWallshereuntil
Dropdownstepsontheothersidetopassalargeviewingareaontheright embankmentsaroundtheRoodeeracecoursewereconstructed.
fromwhereyoucanseetheChesterWeir.Thewallsgentlyclimb,bearingleft 5.ChesterCastleonceguardedtheonlyrivercrossingonthissection
awayfromtheriver.IfyouwishtodetourtoTheGroves,taketheRecorder’s oftheDee.
Steponyourleft.Otherwise,climbthestepsaheadandturnsharplefttosee 6.TheRomanGardencontainsareconstructionofa‘hypocaust’
theRomanGardenontheright.ClimbgentlytoNewgateanddropdown –theRomanunder-floorheatingsystem.
stepsonyourlefttoreturntothestart.
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