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Travelling around Winsford

Travelling around Winsford

Winsford is a town located in Cheshire in the north-west of England. It originally rose to prominence as a hub of the salt industry and its location on the banks of the River Weaver has led to it being much sought after as a place to live.

This demand is mainly due to it occupying a spot that is almost equidistant from the two commercial, economic and cultural hubs of Manchester and Liverpool. Visitors can expect a warm welcome from the locals and a town which retains a peaceful village feel thanks to the many green spaces and relative lack of traffic.

Winsford sits close to the M6 motorway and Arriva buses in the area run to places like Northwich and Crewe.

Family cycling in forest

Winsford is a great place to visit if you are looking to keep fit. Hiking paths and cycle tracks criss-cross the town itself and branch out into the surrounding countryside, with the Delamere Forest being only a short walk away.

Even closer to home, you’ll find The Flashes, a series of three lakes that are spaced out along the banks of the River Weaver. The Flashes are a great place to relax and spot examples of local wildlife.

St Chad’s Church, which dates back to 1307, is a great place to visit. Local legend has it that the church was originally built in Over Square in Winsford, but Satan was so enraged by its beauty, he stole it. When the monks at Vale Royal Abbey spotted Satan flying away with the church they rang their bells. The shock of this caused him to drop the church, and it fell to Earth in its present location.