Enjoy a Marvellous Day Out in Ashley on the Mid Cheshire Line
Sara Braidwood, Cycling Ambassador for Cheshire says:
“Cycling is fun and healthy, enjoyable and safe.
It provides one of the most flexible and affordable ways of seeing our Cheshire countryside, towns and villages”.
In our Marvellous Days Out booklet, John Hulme says:
As a child Dad would take me on the steam train from Hartford and Greenbank station, with our bikes, up to Delamere. We would then cycle back through Cheshire’s leafy lanes having an ice cream cornet on the way home.
In those days, bicycles went in the guard’s van and you had to buy a ticket for a few pennies.
The good news today is bikes travel free.
Many people use the Mid Cheshire Line to get out into the countryside for a cycle ride and what better place to start than Ashley – a small rural scattered village beside the River Bollin.
You would not believe that you were only 2 miles from Altrincham and the start of the Greater Manchester metropolis.
Visit our website and you will find the Ashley Cycle Amble published by the Chester Cycling Campaign.
You start your journey from Ashley Station and the route takes you along Cheshire’s Cycleways out to the Dunham Massey Estate and Tatton Park.
You then return to Knutsford Railway Station and take the train home.
Cycling is fun, friendly, enjoyable and safe.
It has tremendous health benefits and provides you with an adventure where you visit different places with an ever-changing scenery on the way.
Stopping off for coffee, cake and a chat and then jumping on your bike to burn off some more calories is just the ticket!
You will also enjoy our Jodrell Jaunt from Lostock Gralam Station, where you cycle to Cheshire’s astronomical telescope complete with café and visitor centre and return to Mobberley Station.
This is another superb ride with a spectacular attraction at your destination.
Remember, as there is only limited space for bikes on our trains, it is best to travel off-peak and please be courteous with your bicycles when on the train.
Cycling. A great way of using the Mid Cheshire Line.