7 walks near the Sandstone Trail

Sandstone Trail

Sandstone Trail - Credit: Archant

A selection of walks centred around the route of the Sandstone Trail in Cheshire. 

Sandstone Trail marker

Sandstone Trail marker - Credit: Archant

The Sandstone Trail is the finest longer walk in the county and an absolute must for anyone interested in the art of pedestrianism. It runs north to south from Frodsham to Whitchurch in Shropshire, a distance of 34 miles that can be covered quite easily in three days. If you simply don't have the time or even the inclination to take the full trail, you can still explore this beautiful part of Cheshire with this series of much shorter walks.

View from Woodhouse Hill

View from Woodhouse Hill - Credit: Archant

Frodsham and Woodhouse Hill
This walk starts out from Frodsham and follows part of the Sandstone Trail, taking in Woodhouse Hill  and Overton Hill.
Click here to view the details of the Frodsham walk

The view from Helsby Hill

The view from Helsby Hill - Credit: Archant

Helsby Hill
This walk briefly follows the trail for a kilometre or so through Snidley Moor Wood, but also visits the top of Helsby Hill, so you can enjoy the fantastic views as well.
Click here to view the details of the Helsby Hill walk

Manley Common

Manley Common - Credit: Archant

Mouldsworth and Manley Common
The Eddisbury Way runs from Frodsham to Burwardsley in the Peckforton Hills and is 17 miles in length, well way-marked and a decent challenge for when the days are longer. The Sandstone Trail traverses this area too and we meet it for part of the walk.
Click here to view the details of the Mouldsworth walk

Little Switzerland aka Kesall

Little Switzerland aka Kesall - Credit: Paul Taylor

Kelsall and Willington
Kelsall village nestles below the sandstone ridge that runs north to south from Frodsham to Beeston. The Sandstone Trail runs along this ridge but doesn't touch Kelsall itself, sticking to the higher ground.
Click here to view the details of the Kelsall walk

Tarporley

Tarporley - Credit: Archant

Tarporley
Tarporley is at about the half-way point of the 34 miles of the Sandstone Trail between Frodsham and Whitchurch, this walk is based around the village.
Click here to view the details of the Tarporley walk

En route to Raw Head Hill near Burwardsley.

En route to Raw Head Hill near Burwardsley. - Credit: Archant

Burwardsley
This walk takes in the Sandstone Trail around Burwardsey and awards you with some wonderful views from vantage points at Raw Head and Bulkeley Hill.

Click here to view the details of the Burwardsley walk

A boater awaits his turn for the Grindley Brook staircase locks

A boater awaits his turn for the Grindley Brook staircase locks - Credit: Archant

Whitchurch and the Shropshire Union Canal
The Sandstone Trail ends (or begins) in Whitchurch depending on which way you look at it. This walk takes in the Shropshire Union Canal which also runs into Cheshire.
Click here to view the details of the Whitchurch walk

All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.