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Most times I have a walk around I can usually spot Fiddlers Ferry in the distance.

Never been up close so yesterday I decided to go and have a look.

Very impressive ,took this photo from Back Lane ,off Widnes Road.

Couldn't find any way to get round the main site .

Is there a path ,small road that goes round it ?

Thought maybe Robbob might know .

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Hiya Billychris, i have done a topic on here somewhere, it's not my neck of the woods but i have walked down that path. I suppose the more you go the more you get used to it. 

It is a maze to me. 

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Thanks for quick reply Rob , I had a walk up and down Widnes Road.  There's an Indian restaurant overlooks the site. Anything that looked like a path or road had no entry signs on.

I walked backed down the lane and ended up by Sportsmans Pub . Got bus back to Widnes then 17 to St Helens.

Will study OS map and give it another go early next year. I read that Fiddlers Ferry will be closing down in March.

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I heard it's closing too Billychris. 

I could cover that area in a few days to get my bearings right but its Widnes... I said that once to a woman. 

I said kiss me where it smells and taken her there 😉

It's a great outdoor area. 

 

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Is Fiddlers Ferry pub still going?

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You can park at the pub and walk down the canal towpath towards Widnes to get to the south side of the power station site.

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Part of my history that pub, between 1963 and 1967 I worked at Polycell Tiles which was on the site of the former Penketh Tannery. It was normal towork Saturday mornings in those days and we all went to that pub for an end of shift pint or two

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Me and a couple of mates called in the Ferry Inn early 70's. Ordered 3 pints of bitter and the barman says -'sorry sir, we only serve halves' My mate Alan said -  'Ok then, 6 Halves of bitter'. I think it was frequented by the yacht club set who wanted to keep the riff-raff out. Don't know if it's still the same now but it was still open a couple of years back when I was last down there.

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Cheeky runt isn't he @FRANK😂

I had a pint in there with my mate when i did the pictures...Half? I would of drank the Mersey instead than half  😊

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Very popular pub in the summer.

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2 hours ago, Robbob2010 said:

I don't want to interfere with your topic Billychris but i found this,taken 2015...

 

 https://www.sthelens-connect.net/forums/topic/79867-a-walk-along-the-trans-pennine-trail-at-fiddlers-ferry/?tab=comments#comment-531873

 

Had you got to Ferry pub by car or on foot (down Station Road ?) . I usually use public transport . 

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My friend taken me Billychris and he parked up at the pub carpark. 

Lots of wildlife there... If i had my big len on i could of got some close ups of Kingfishers. 

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Yes the car park is a short distance from the pub.

You have to cross the railway line on foot to get to the pub

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And when you get to the Inn, you see this outside.

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Which reminds me of the old rhyme.

Have you ever caught you d*** in a mangle and some daft bugger's turrned the handle. etc.

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I like the rhyme Hort 😂

Yeah,i forgot about crossing the train tracks,mind you only been there once.

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Taken from Billinge Lump 4 years ago

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The path from Fiddler's Ferry to Widnes was closed when the new bridge was built.  I don't know when it will be reopened.

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26 minutes ago, morgan said:

The path from Fiddler's Ferry to Widnes was closed when the new bridge was built.  I don't know when it will be reopened.

We used to walk it often in the summer with the grandkids ! Shame really as its a nice walk 

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