Barrow signpostBarrow Footpaths Committee

For the date of the next Footpaths Committee meeting, please see the website calendar. Meetings take place in Barrow Village Hall

 We have 30 public footpaths in Barrow Parish, covering 13 miles in total, with many great views along these routes. (Link to views coming soon).

Public Right of Way Map of Barrow Parish
Barrow Parish Footpaths Map

Most of the paths leading out of the Parish can be planned as circular walks. Click on the links below to find details of two circular walks from Barrow; a longer one of 6 1/2 miles and a shorter of 3 miles.

Longer walk- Stamford Bridge Walk

Three miles walk-  Barrow-Watling Street-Barrow Mill-Barrow

The Barrow Footpath Committee produced a guide book to 14 Circular Walks Around Barrow in the late 1980’s, we are now on the third edition. Follow the link for an index of path locations: Footpaths location index

The books are obtainable, price £2, from:

  • Barrow Stores.
  • Guilden Sutton Post Office.
  • Helsby Post Office.
  • Summertrees Cafe, at the top of Kelsall on the Sandstone Trail
  • Chris Youngs, telephone 01829 740587

Anyone wishing to make comments about the condition of the footpaths can leave messages at or the “contact us” page in this  Parish Council Website.

Barrow Parish Council has had a Footpath Sub-Committee for over 30 years, which meets in the Village Hall roughly every 6 – 8 weeks.

After each meeting the committee reports back to the Parish Council and raises any problems on the paths with Cheshire West & Chester Council, who have some legal responsibilities for Public Rights of Way.

Parishioners are always welcome to attend with concerns, or just interest and suggestions. For the date of the next meeting see the website calendar.

Over the years the committee has achieved many improvements, one being the installation of kissing gates, to replace stiles, on several paths; particularly around the outskirts of Great Barrow and recently on the path across the Gowy valley to Plemstall Church.

Click on the links below for Minutes of  Barrow Footpath Committee meetings:






Barrow Footpaths Committee – minutes 29 September 2014-1





FootpathsMeeting18Jan12    FootpathsMeeting7Mar12  FootpathsMeeting16Apr12  FootpathsMeeting21May12   FootpathsMeeting16July12  FootpathsMeeting3Sep12

FootpathsMeeting18Feb13 FootpathsMeeting3Dec12

  FootpathsMeeting15Apr13 FootpathsMeeting3Jun13 

FootpathsMeeting15Jul13   FootpathsMeeting3Sep12


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