Bishop Bennet Way

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Bishop Bennet Way
Beeston2.jpg
Beeston Castle near start of the route
Length34 mi (55 km)
LocationCheshire, England
TrailheadsBeeston Castle
53°07′40″N 2°41′29″W / 53.1277°N 2.6913°W / 53.1277; -2.6913
Wirswall
52°59′33″N 2°40′43″W / 52.9924°N 2.6787°W / 52.9924; -2.6787
UseHorse riding, Hiking, Cycling
 
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Bishop Bennet Way
Beeston2.jpg
Beeston Castle near start of the route
Length34 mi (55 km)
LocationCheshire, England
TrailheadsBeeston Castle
53°07′40″N 2°41′29″W / 53.1277°N 2.6913°W / 53.1277; -2.6913
Wirswall
52°59′33″N 2°40′43″W / 52.9924°N 2.6787°W / 52.9924; -2.6787
UseHorse riding, Hiking, Cycling

The Bishop Bennet Way is a route for horse riding in south west Cheshire, England, which can also be used by walkers and cyclists. It is named after William Bennet (4 March 1745 - 1820), Bishop of Cork and Ross (1790–1794) and subsequently Bishop of Cloyne (1794–1820), who carried out detailed surveys of roman roads including those between Deva (Chester) and Mediolanum (Whitchurch).[1]

The way starts near Beeston Castle and as of 2008 finishes near Wirswall on the Cheshire-Shropshire border. There are hopes to extend it to Shrewsbury.[1]

The way follows bridle ways, byways and minor roads; half of it is along tarmac roads. Walkers can bypass the longer road sections on footpaths. Cyclists are advised that some parts of the route are difficult for cycling.[1]

The way passes through, or near, Milton Green, Coddington, Shocklach and Grindley Brook.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Bishop Bennet Way". Cheshire County Council. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Bishop Bennet Way". LDWA. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 

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