19th August 2019

Our Patch: The joys of the North West and North Wales.

At Oakwood we cover an interesting area of the north west of England (principally Cheshire) and North Wales.  No two jobs are the same, so we have gathered a wealth of experience over the past thirty years.

Much of our work is in rural areas and varies from working with hill farms in the Pennines in the east, large arable farms of north Cheshire/south Lancashire, rolling dairy pastures of south Cheshire and the hills and valleys of north Wales.

Chester is an historic Roman city of international renown – who doesn’t know the clock tower? – located in the east of Cheshire, on the Welsh border.  It is obviously popular for tourism and has commercially developed into a banking centre. The city centre has traditional shopping and is well known for The Rows, double storey shopping.

North Cheshire has much heavy industry and chemical industry, a far cry from the delights of Chester, set around the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal.  The two Runcorn bridges link the main industrial areas of Runcorn and Widnes.

To the south of Manchester there are areas of very high value housing, arguably some of the most valuable properties outside of central London.  The area between Knutsford, Wimslow and Alderley Edge is often known as The Golden Triangle, home to footballers, celebrities and captains of industry.  They are drawn by the West Coast Mainline link to London (less than two hours to Euston), the ever-growing Manchester Airport, and access to the motorway network via the M6.

East Cheshire has the former mill towns of Macclesfield and Congleton, on the edge of the Pennines and close to Staffordshire.  These are now largely dormitory towns with traditional high street shopping.  South Cheshire is home to the railway town of Crewe, a significant rail interchange and still home to train building and repairs, and close by is the tranquil and attractive market town of Nantwich.

Our patch of North Wales includes the coast (Prestatyn, Rhyl, Llandudno), readily accessed from the A55 North Wales Expressway, as well as the area down to the mountain of Snowdon and over to Anglesey.  Some delightful countryside, interspersed with small towns and villages.

At Oakwood we cover an interesting area of the north west of England (principally Cheshire) and North Wales.  No two jobs are the same, so we have gathered a wealth of experience over the past thirty years.

 

 

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