Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes amidst Northwich
The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Winter challenge is the 31st March 2024
We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances.
Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. Choose any route, at any time and in any order!
We provide you with bespoke turn-by-turn audio instructions as well as precise locations for the start and parking, ensuring safe and seamlessly smooth route navigation and outdoor discovery.
You will need a smartphone and these two apps: RunGo and what3words
You will also need a link to the SixPack location group which will be sent in your participant pack following your registration.
You will receive the following on signing up:
On completion of all six routes you will receive a bespoke SixPack medal.
Choose from either the original SixPack Metal Medal or the Summer Challenge Wooden Medal.
You don’t have to go very far from the town centre of Northwich to find some wonderful trails and this route is exactly that. Just a few minutes walk from the centre this route is home to spectacular riverside trails, woodland trails and a beautiful nature reserve. Not to mention the two locks that give the route its name.
Starting opposite the Leigh Arms, this route has a variety of surfaces including tarmac, trail, grass paths and canal towpaths. You will run alongside the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. Passing a Shipwreck named “Chica” a boat with an incredible history including trading illicit booze in the mediterranean and being home to “gin” fuelled holiday cruises. (You can treat yourself once you have finished!) You will be treated to some spectacular views as you hit the final stretch.
You will start this run at one of only two working boat lifts in the UK (to save you Googling it, the other one is in Falkirk!) A scenic route though some beautiful woodlands and alongside the River Weaver. You will also get a glimpse of Northwich’s industrial side as you pass behind a soda ash site. As you approach the finish, you will run up a hill from the river to the canal, the same journey the boats make on the lift and you may be wishing you had taken a trip yourself!
Starting in the historic Marbury Country Park, the White Lady 5k passes the site of the former Marbury Hall before heading into stunning woodlands and then emerging onto some open trails. Home to spooky legends such as the “White Lady of Marbury” who gives the route its name and “Marbury Dunne” the racehorse, look out for them both if running at night!
Offering a variety of scenic trails, this route also gives you a glimpse of the UK’s largest rock salt mine in Winsford, home to an underground network with over 160 miles of tunnels. You won’t be going that far but you will run on some fantastic trails with both stunning views and picturesque trails.
Previously part of the West Cheshire Railway this route hasn’t seen a passenger train since 1931, but the commuters loss is certainly a runners gain. The Whitegate Way its self offers picture perfect runs and we take you on a little adventure through some glorious woodlands and off road tracks. The longest run of the Northwich SixPack is also the most varied both in terms of scenery and trails.