I took the opportunity to spend an hour or two in the sunshine and enjoy the walk described on page 35 of Jen Darling's recently published third edition of her 'Best Pub Walks in Cheshire' book. Jen will be pleased to hear that no 'edits' are required with regard to this walk.
On such a sunny afternoon, I took loads of pictures. Click on any one of them on your PC to access a slideshow of 40 or so images, or just scroll down through my brief comments.
There's roadside parking near the Axe & Cleaver in Dunham, should you not wish to visit the pub, and parking at various other places en route may be more convenient for some visitors.
After the ten minute drive from Timperley, I parked outside the pub and headed past the entrance in Cow Lane to the excellent Little Heath Farm Shop to pass the old school, dated 1759, which is now the Village Hall, before crossing over Dunham School Bridge and heading along the towpath towards Lymm.
Beyond this bridge, the towpath can be pretty muddy at this time of year. Resurfacing as part of the Bridgewater Way project should eventually take place, after when cycling will be permitted on the towpath, but I doubt this ranks very high on Peel Holdings' list of priorities.