Raven Ramblers - Walk 1

This is a 3.6 mile (5.75km) circular walk, which, after short sections of quiet country lanes, enters open countryside against a backdrop of woods including a woodland track towards the end. 


Park on the Raven Inn car park, 

Warrington Road, Glazebury WA3 5LA. 




From the Raven Inn front entrance or car park, turn right on to Warrington Road and then immediate right into Hey Shoot Lane. (1)


After 150 metres, turn left into Moss Lane (2) and walk 300 metres, crossing over the River Glaze until you come to a footpath sign in the hedge on the left. (3)


Take this path over a footbridge and stile and head straight towards the barn beyond. 


Go past the barn along a cobbled track and turn left to the side of Lightoaks Hall (4) into Lightoaks Road  and on to Warrington Road. 


Cross over the road and turn right (5) and walk towards the railway bridge.


Immediately in front of the bridge, take the footpath to the left (6). Ignore the first footpath on the left after 300 metres and carry on a further 300 metres.


Note the railway tunnel on your right. (A) Turn left here (7). After 40 metres, the path bears right for about 0.5km.


After 0.6km take the footpath to the left (8) that emerges from a further tunnel some distance away on your right. (B)


Follow the path and then take that to the left, (9) opposite a large chestnut tree (C).


Walk alongside the wood with the High School on your right. Pass a metal gate (D) and continue into the open field (10). Cross the field diagonally, aiming for the red and white post opposite. Turn right in front of a rickety stile and metal gate (11).


Walk a short distance and enter the corner of a wood and veer right. Take care along this narrow winding woodland path as there are a many tree roots and it may be also be muddy and slippery at times. Cross over 3 wooden bridges. (E)






The Raven Inn is set in beautiful countryside and to enhance its enjoyment, a number of circular walking routes ranging from 4.5km (2.8 miles) 

to 7 km (4.5 miles) have been produced, starting and finishing at the Raven Inn. They largely follow country lanes and public rights of way, where the ground in parts can be uneven, and at times muddy, so stout footwear or walking boots are advised. 


The Countryside Code should be observed at all times and dogs should be kept under strict control. 


Walkers follow the routes at their own risk and the Raven Inn does not accept any responsibility for personal injury.