Connah’s Quay to Chester and return via river route.
This is a predominatly flat route and nearly all on traffic free dedicated cycle paths.
A scenic route through countryside and returning along the bank of The River Dee.
Start Point – Cycle path at Dock Road, Connah’s Quay.
Cycle along the cyclepath towards Chester. After about 1 mile you will come to a bridge accross the River Dee.
Follow the cycle path accross the bridge and on the other side of the bridge bear left following the cyclepath (do not follow the river)
Keep cycling along the cyclepath towards Chester and after about six miles you will pass a military cemetry on your left.
Take the next exit on the right after the cemetry and leave the cycle path.This will take you to a canal towpath after just a few yards.
At the canal bear left towards Chester after approx 1 mile you will come to a set of locks on the canal.
At the top of the locks you will see a gateway/arch through the roman wall on your right. Go through this gateway and turn immediatly left. Proceed up this road to the end (approx 500 yards) and you are now in Chester City Centre.
Return Journey. Start from the weir on the River Dee.
From the weir cycle away from chester on the cycle path past County Hall after about half a mile you will come to a large car park on your left.
Enter the car park and follow the cycle path around the back of this car park ( you will see a large stone bridge in front of you).
At the bridge go through the archway under the bridge and still keeping to the cycle path this will take you around the back of Chester Racecourse.
At the other end of the racecourse follow the cyclepath under the viaduct and along the embankment.
When you reach the end of the apartment buildings on your left, bear right and then immediatley right onto Sealand Road.(away from Chester)
Follow this road for approx 200 yards until you reach a park on your left’
Take the first entrance into the park and you are now back on the cycle path heading
towards Connah’s Quay.
After approx 3 miles you will see a footbridge over the river(Saltney Bridge) you need to follow the cycle path past this bridge keeping the river on your left-hand side.
In the distance you will see Queensferry Bridge, continue to the bridge and after cycling underneath it you will come to a pedestrian crossing.
Cross over the road at the crossing and carry on along the cycle path (slightly to your right at the crossing)
You will now see another bridge across the river about half a mile in front of you. On arriving at this bridge cross over it and you are now nearing Connah’s Quay.
Keep cycling until you reach the end of the cyclepath (approx 1 mile).