Stage 6 – Rush to the Castle

Well, this is it, the final stage.  Typically final day stages are short and easy. That’s not how we do things. Sure this stage is pretty flat, as you are on the Cheshire plains, but it’s still 40 miles long. You’re going to have to dig deep run your 6th ultra in a row, to earn that chunky medal.

You leave the final camp and soon follow the Manchester Ship Canal through Warrington, where you pickup the Bridgewater Cabal as far as Runcorn. You’ll join cycle trail and some road into Frodsham. You’ll briefly tackle a few little hills at the start of the Sandstone Trail, but soon back on the flat as you pick up the North Cheshire Way and cycle routes to the outskirts of historic Chester, where you pick up a cycle trail through the City, and out to cross the River Dee and then run alongside it, as it opens out into the estuary and to the sea to catch your first glimpse of the Welsh coast.  It’s not far to go now as you head the last few miles  to finish at Flint Castle (at the kind generosity of Cadw for allowing permission).

Collect your medal. It has been well earned.

day-6

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Stage 6 - Rush to the Castle

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Camp 6 - Warrington: 53.409791, -2.463849
The Finish: 53.251758, -3.129904