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Round Chester Walls in Winter

28 Dec

The last time that I posted pictures of a walk around Chester Walls, I used hardly any words and let the pictures speak for themselves. (April 2012)

SAM_3198While repeating hikes has been a recurring theme in 2012, mainly doing seasonal variations. Since I didn’t do a ‘guided tour’ for last time, I thought I would for this Winter Wall Walk.

 

I began by the Cathedral and walked along to King’s Tower, where Charles the First watched his army being defeated on Rowton Heath on September 24th 1645. The city itself was under siege on and off for about a year.

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The walls also follow a section of the Shropshire Union Canal, which passes Telfords Warehouse, a converted Georgian warehouse which is nice bar on the edge of the City Centre.

 

Several sections have been renovated recently, one new feature being Morgan’s Mount, which was a Royalist gun platform which was part of Chester’s defences in 1645,  which overlooks the Main road and out over to the Clwydian range of hills.  Their website is here-http://www.clwydianrangeaonb.org.uk/

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At the next corner is the Water Tower.SAM_3239

 

 

 

 

Then there’s The Racecourse,

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The Castle is also great. The first part was built in 1070, with other parts added as recently as the early 19th Century.

 

It was the River Dee itself where I took the second best picture of the day, stood on the bridge, looking over the river.

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SAM_3264THE BEST picture of the day was back on the wall, with the sun shining over the River, spectacular!

 

Then it was up to the Eastgate Clock, which is where renovations are up to, but that was fine as I went to the Library where there was a Dickensian theme, so I had some mulled wine and tasty Victorian treats to end the day with.

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So, while this wasn’t the last walk of 2012, it will be the final one to be posted here.

For 2013, I will be spreading my wings and soaring with the Eagles.  So look out for a BRAND NEW website- coming soon.

 

 

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