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!
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.
“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.
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