Chester Millenium Greenway cycle route overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐
The Chester Millennium Greenway is a 10.7 mile almost completely traffic-free cycle route, built mainly on a disused railway line. As the name suggests, it runs right through the heart of Chester.
Because it’s built on a disused railway, the route can feel very disconnected from its surroundings, and even in Chester can feel surprisingly rural. The downside to this is there are no cafés directly on the route, save for the two at the start and end.
Surface on the Chester Millennium Greenway
The surface is fairly smooth tar throughout.
Your options are fairly limited: There’s Meadow Lea Farm Coffee Shop, and Yvonne’s Cafe, in Connah’s Quay, at the far end.
Any kind of bike can use the Chester Millennium Greenway.
The only toilets on the route are the two cafés at the start and the end of the route
Refreshment stops: ⭐⭐
Points of Interest
Chester itself has a lot to offer, from the city walls (parts of which date back to the Romans), to the Roman amphitheatre, plus a stunning city centre.
- The Shropshire Union Canal cycle route
- Chester Millennium Greenway
- The Wirral Way traffic-free cycle route
- Trans Pennine Trail – Altrincham to Warrington
- Peak Forest & Ashton Canals
- Middlewood Way Traffic-Free Cycle Route
There are no barriers on this route. However, there are some lazy chicanes in several places.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any cycle hire operators on, or very near the Chester Millennium Greenway.
If you know of any, please let me know via a comment below?
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Forecast for the Chester Millennium Greenway
What the Chester Millennium Greenway looks like
Getting to the Chester Millennium Greenway
The route as shown on the map starts at the Meadow Lea Farm Coffee Shop, and ends at Yvonne’s Cafe, in Connah’s Quay. If you’ll be driving, I suggest parking nearer Connah’s Quay, as parking will be easier on that side.
You can get to the Shotton by train, or Chester, for that matter, but in both cases that’d involve some additional cycling on the road.
DayCycle routes are routes that can can easily be cycled by most people in a day, or part of a day. Do have a look at all the other DayCycle routes available on WillCycle. Many contain detailed route guides, as well as embedded maps (like the one below).