Nature and Heritage - Challenges facing the River Dee
Peter Powell, CEO of the Welsh Dee Trust, looks at the challenges facing the River Dee in the present day, its importance to the history of Chester and ways in which people in the area can help restore the river by volunteering or becoming citizen scientists.
Blacon History Trails
Blacon History Group's guide, consists of four trails which cover the whole Blacon community. Each trail is colour coded on the trail map with historic sites numbered and supported by a brief text. Download from the link below or collect a copy from Blacon Library.
Chester Millennium Trail
Join Stephen Langtree as he introduces this easy-to-follow trail around Chester with markers set in the pavement along its route. The PDF trail can be downloaded here, or purchase a copy from the Visitor Information Centre in Town Hall Square, where the trail begins.
Heritage Festival Trail
The Chester Visitor Information Centre has a series of self-guided trails, written and illustrated during lockdown, to give visitors and residents the opportunity to explore the city from several different aspects. They include the Chester Heritage Festival Trail.
Chester's Historic Plaques
To complement their trail of locations of Chester’s plaques, available here, local historian Linda Shuttleworth and green badge guide Caroline Ellison compiled a description of what each plaque commemorates. This comprehensive document can be downloaded below.
Living Memory: A Talking Tour of Chester
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies has produced this audio tour using voices from their collection. Take a stroll around the Victorian splendour of Grosvenor Park and along the banks of the River Dee, while immersed in Chester residents’ narrations of early 20th century life.
The River Dee
A short self-guided trail to the section of the River Dee in Chester. Printed copies of the trail are also available from the Visitor Information Centre in Town Hall Square, Chester.