A Virtual Stroll Along the Mickle Trafford-Shotton Railway
A lovely spot where the old railway crosses the Shropshire
We are looking south and the backs of the modern houses in Cranleigh Crescent are on the right.
The residents here were deeply upset at the prospect of the construction of a bus turning circle, exit gate and access path on the pleasant grassy area in the middle of their small estate- one of the few local green places designated for children to play on- and their objections resulted in the local access to Sustrans' cycletrack and footpath being moved further down the line to Saughall Road, where radical preparatory clearance of trees and undergrowth commenced in February 1999.
The location of any future Busway access is another matter, and these residents may still be in for a nasty shock when the time arrives for the CDTS to be bulldozed through.
If we were to follow the towpath below, we would shortly arrive at
Tower Wharf, a fascinating
corner of the local canal system, which is currently undergoing a major
redevelopment by British Waterways. Also located there is Chester's
best live music and arts venue, the excellent Telford's