Nantwich to Market Drayton via route 75

Nantwich to Market Drayton using part of Regional Route No 75.  - 18 miles. 

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This linear route takes you from Nantwich with its Tudor half timbered buildings and medieval streets, out into the Cheshire countryside on a fairly direct route to the market town of Market Drayton. The route takes you along rural country lanes for nearly all the route. Meeting with ‘A’ roads just a couple of times along the way.

From Queens Drive on the outskirts of Nantwich cycle along Queens Drive away from the A534 (Welsh Row) and continue to cycle along this road which takes you out of Nantwich and towards the village of Ravensmoor. Cycle along Queens Drive around the bend and when you come to the ‘T’ junction with Marsh Lane TURN LEFT and cycle about three quarters of a mile to the village of Ravensmoor.

When you reach Ravensmoor you cycle past The Farmers Arms pub on your left and you
TAKE THE SECOND TURNING ON THE LEFT AFTER THE FARMERS ARMS along Sound Lane. You are now cycling out in the Cheshire countryside and you continue for 2 miles until you reach the village of Sound. As you enter the village Sound Lane bends to the left at this point you TURN LEFT onto Wrenbury Heath Road and follow this road through the village for about 500 yards where you come to a ‘T’ junction with Whitchurch Road, (take at this junction) TURN RIGHT at the junction THEN AFTER 50 yards TURN LEFT along Heatley Lane. After just a few hundred yards you pass through Broomhall Green, continue to cycle along this road for three quarters of a mile where the lane turns left onto Hollins Green Lane. Follow this lane to its end where you come to a ‘T’ junction with Coole Lane.

TURN RIGHT at the junction and cycle to the end of Coole Lane, which is just under a mile
and then TURN LEFT along Whitchurch Road A525 towards the large village of Audlem. Continue to cycle along the A525 through Audlem, Note: – the road changes its name as you cycle along to Shropshire Street, Stafford Street and then as you start to leave the village, Woore Street.

When you reach the section of the road called Woore Street you cycle along it out of the
village about 500 yards after the village you TURN RIGHT onto Paddock Lane. Follow Paddock Lane about 500 yards to its end then TURN RIGHT at the ‘T’ junction onto Kettle Lane to wards the small village of Kinsey Heath.

You now cycle along this country lane for 4.5 miles to the village of Norton in Hales. As you cycle along this rural lane it changes its name to Woodhouse Lane and then Bellaport Road which runs all the way in to the village of Norton in Hales. When you come to the centre of the village on this road you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT along Main Road which takes you out of the village past the school on you left and then takes you about 3.5 miles to the market town of Market Drayton, which is said to be the home of ‘gingerbread’.
There are a number of 17th and 18th century half-timbered buildings in the centre of Market Drayton. The town’s marketplace is ancient, with a market charter granted from 1246, and the market continues today.

You will find plenty of establishments for refreshments in Nantwich, Market Drayton and in some of the villages along the route.

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