Well, it had to happen at some point in this challenge, a walk I really didn’t enjoy. To be fair, the Bishop Bennet Way is primarily a horse and cycling route on bridleways, byways and roads; this section had long road sections and for someone who’s preference is remote wild places it didn’t fill me with much joy.
The route starts in the shadow of Beeston Castle and follows a byway before a long trudge along the road past the Ice cream farm. In non-covid times the prospect of ice cream would have cheered me up but even the drive through seemed closed. I found a good lunch spot where I could light my stove for a warm drink, eating a lot of cake and watching a flock of hens were highlights, as was the curious machinery graveyard at Calveley Hall.
Pfft. That was it really. 17km in the bag and glad that’s ticked off: But I guess you can’t have all all the time, can you?
Video of the walk HERE
The route is available on the Ordnance Survey website HERE
|Cheshire Challenge distance||17km|
|Paths walked||Bishop Bennet Way|
|OS map||OS Explorer 257|
|Date walked||November 2020|
|Time taken||4.25 hours|
|Dance pose||None, head down stomping!|
|Total Cheshire Challenge distance completed||189km (1500km total)|