Dedicated walkers joined David Williams in persistent rain on a 27 mile walk around the boundary of Crewe and Nantwich constituency.
Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Crewe and Nantwich is a member of the Long Distance Walkers Association and invited his local group to the constituency to experience the beauty of the South Cheshire countryside and excellent local hospitality.
David Williams said, "We had a great day out despite the weather. The Crewe and Nantwich circular path is very impressive and just shows that you don't have to go too far out of the urban areas of Crewe or Nantwich to find good walking country. Whilst not everyone would want to knock-off 27 miles in one day, there are plenty of route options to create shorter circular walks.
"Apart from enjoying the countryside we also enjoyed good hospitality. Our first stop was at the Eight Farmers in Leighton, offering an excellent very competitively priced brunch. We had a very tasty late lunch at the Red Lion in Nantwich and finished with a pint or two of well-kept Abbot Ale at The Foresters in Winterley.
"Cheshire County Council was excellent at maintaining the network of paths across the county. I hope that Cheshire East unitary authority will continue that good work, although I was a little worried to see missing way-marks and some very overgrown paths on a high profile route like the Crewe and Nantwich Circular Path.
"Walking is great exercise, cheaper than the gym and much better for you. I hope that more people discover a great walk and enjoy it."
Picture: David Williams (centre left) with fellow walkers on the aqueduct near Church Minshull where the Shropshire Union Canal (Middlewich Branch) crosses the River Weaver.