This is the river Dee west of Chester looking west towards Wales.
The Dee was canalised along this stretch in the nineteenth century when it served as Chester's port. We walked over a footbridge from the north bank to an area called Saltney Ferry on the south. Saltney Ferry is an interesting place because it used to be the terminus of a canal and also a junction of railways. I imagine it used to be a bustling place, but now there are just a couple of boarded up chapels and a couple of rows of Victorian terraced houses surrounded by fields.