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sapper 3rd October 2010 03:27 PM

Off to Nantwich tomorrow for four days, then to Preston and on to the lights at Blackpool. Any ideas of good locations, not too far?
Chester and Lyme Park are obvious but open for ideas.

David M 3rd October 2010 03:49 PM

Re: Nantwich
Bickerton Hill/Beeston Castle come to mind. Nantwich was my home town for years so there's probably others that will occur to me later.

Taken from the Maiden Castle area at Bickerton Hill;



wanderer 3rd October 2010 05:20 PM

Re: Nantwich
Was down in Tarporley for a couple of days last week.
The weather was Scottish.:mad:
Can recommend Beeston Castle if its a good day. Ellesmere is also good from past experience, for canal stuff, etc. Chester also has lots of possibilities and if you do go, the Park & Ride is good.
I once didn't do justice to a photograph of the shop in the tiny village of Knockin nearby. (Scottish joke)
I believe there is railway memorabilia stuff at Crewe and a little further east is Jodrell Bank which always looks spectacular.


boblad 3rd October 2010 07:48 PM

Re: Nantwich
Hi Dave.

My partner comes from Kelsall and being artistic she suggests as well as the previous posts.

Delamere forest should be good at this time of year.

Chester Zoo.

Jodrell bank.

Tatton Park.

Hatchmere Lake

Olton park race track at Little Budworth, if there's a trackday or something going on thats if you're interested in motor sport i'll see whats on over your time there, Just remembered its the last round of British Super Bikes there Fri-Sun, but likely something's on earlier in the week so the best rider's are there and just down the road is Oulton Mill pool.

I hope you have nice trip anyway and if we can help you anymore let me know.


Andrew Riddell 3rd October 2010 08:29 PM

Re: Nantwich

Further suggestions for Cheshire, depending on weather and/or opening times:

Bramall Hall
Little Moreton Hall
Nether Alderley - church, old school & mill
Marton Church - timber framed
Knutsford - Richard Watt's mad buildings
Astbury church - side walls aren't parallel, so seems longer than it is!
Tabley House - Palladian house by Carr of York
Macclesfield - Silk Mills museum - working jacquard looms (using sets of punched cards)

Have fun!


sapper 3rd October 2010 09:18 PM

Re: Nantwich
Thanks for the suggestions guys, plenty to go on. I probably will not get 'em all in!

Alan Clogwyn 4th October 2010 09:06 AM

Re: Nantwich
Ellesmere definitely some nice shots up there and a bit further west Whittington Castle, Gridley Brook Staircase locks on the canal, the canal in general, Wrenbury is a nice little place with a nice little pub, The sceret bunker of course may be worth a look too, that's just outside Nantwich...

Ellesmere wharf:


flying haggis 5th October 2010 04:47 PM

Re: Nantwich

Originally Posted by Alan Clogwyn (Post 86537)
The sceret bunker of course may be worth a look too, that's just outside Nantwich...

HOW do you know about the secret bunker?!!!!!!

snaarman 5th October 2010 05:31 PM

Re: Nantwich

Originally Posted by flying haggis (Post 86686)
HOW do you know about the secret bunker?!!!!!!

Don't tell him!

Alan Clogwyn 5th October 2010 06:48 PM

Re: Nantwich

It's errr... a secret!

You can't miss the signposts for it though!

wanderer 5th October 2010 08:04 PM

Re: Nantwich
We could see it from Beeston Castle.
There is one up near Crail which is a visitor attraction.


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