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Kingsley, Dutton Locks and the River Weaver Walk

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This walk explores the peaceful countryside along the terraces above the River Weaver and beside the river itself. The river is a significant barrier to communication so the area is only visited by those who live there or who appreciate the unexpected remoteness.

From the terraces, there are good views up to the sandstone ridge on one side and the Pennines on the other. As the valley is approached, the massive Dutton Viaduct comes in sight and trains can be seen crossing it every few minutes. After dropping down into the valley, Dutton Locks can be explored with the help of an interpretation board. There is then a chance to admire the scale of the viaduct as the path passes directly under it. Following a brief encounter with human habitation, the route passes through the most remote part of the lower Weaver Valley. Listen for the birds and animals and keep your eyes open for the special flowers that live near the river. 

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