Walk Chester – in style and comfort

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Visit The Hotter store at 30 Eastgate Row, Chester, for some comfortable walking shoes before stepping out along the River Dee. (Photo courtesy of Chester Marketing)
We’re delighted to have more than 75 stores across the UK in some of the most beautiful locations.  There’s lots to see and do around each and every one of them and who better to show you around these wonderful, historic locations that our fabulous store staff.
Specially for our ‘It’s A Shoe Thing’ blog, we’re asking our store teams to put on their favourite comfortable shoes for walking and spotlight their home towns,  sharing their local knowledge with you. Hopefully you’ll be inspired to make a trip or two – and don’t forget to pop in to see them when you do, you’re guaranteed a very warm welcome!
In her spare time, Louise, as a member of Chester County Bowmen takes part in archery.

Store Manager Louise is a member of Chester County Bowmen .

Carole recommends a walk around the 'Walls Of Chester'

Carole recommends a walk around the ‘Walls Of Chester’

The first store under the spotlight is Chester, where Store Manager Louise and the team are excited to share their highlights of this historic city with its famous landmarks and breathtaking walks.

First up Carole, who has worked in the store for nearly 7 years as a Customer Advisor, recommends a walk along the ‘Walls of Chester’ she explains: “You can follow the city walls all around Chester, they are almost still intact from when they were first built in Roman times.

“As you walk along you can see the racecourse, the River Dee, the city centre, the famous Eastgate Clock, the remains of Chester Castle, Grosvenor museum and the Roman Baths. The walk is around 2 miles but do take your time, and take in the sights.

“The Eastgate Clock is a must see! The clock, built in 1899, stands on the site of an original entrance to a Roman fortress and is believed to be one of the most photographed clocks in Britain!

“That’s certainly one my favourite walks around Chester, I love the history around the walls, along there’s way there is lots of information and background about them if you want to find out more.”

Another walk the team love to take is around the River Dee. Louise, Store Manager, enjoys this walk when she’s looking for something more scenic. “Starting at the ‘Old Dee Bridge’, which was built during the reign of Edward 1st, will take you on a beautiful river side walk, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the river, and take in some beautiful wildlife. The walk is very flat and is suitable for all ages.

“Along the way, on the bank of the river is the ‘Groves’ which is the perfect place to stop for a drink. You can also take a river cruise from here in the Summer months, or hire a rowing boat or pedalo!

“If you’re looking for a more challenging walk, you can make the Walls Of Chester Walk longer by crossing the Dee Bridge as part of your walk.

The River Dee

The River Dee

“Whilst you’re in the city I would recommend a visit to Chester Cathedral, it’s beautiful to see and has some interesting stories to tell. It’s free to visit too which is great if you’re with the family.”

You’ll need some shoes that will keep that spring in your step on these beautiful walks, so don’t forget to visit Louise and the team at 30 Eastgate Row South and they’ll find you the perfect pair! Whilst you’re in store why not ask them more about Chester’s must see sights.

Louise’s favourite walking style is Mist! Mist combines Hotter’s Comfort Concept® features and proven GORE-TEX ® technology, to give you a ladies walking shoe that is tough enough, and cosy enough, to take on anything.

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We’d love to hear about your favourite walks, share them with us in the comments below or email [email protected]

Photo credits: Marketing Cheshire


  • Maureen Ann Lee says:

    Have you please got a brochure on Chester. We are coming in May. Anything going on then would be good. Thank you

    • Hotter says:

      Hi Maureen, we don’t I’m afraid. But I’m sure if you pop into our Chester store and meet the team there they would be happy to tell you some points of interest – and show you some shoes to wear to keep you stylish and comfortable! You’ll find the Hotter store on The Rows – just up from The Grosvenor Hotel. Enjoy your trip, thanks Mel

  • Libby Wetherholt says:

    How lovely! I was in Chester about a decade ago with a tour group. We had landed in Manchester and were on our way to Llandudno. I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to do less as I was feeling extremely jet-lagged. But Chester was magical and was a wonderful introduction to my first visit to the UK. Many of the pictures were familiar, but I did not see the Cathedral. Now I know I need to come back.

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