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A Circular Walk around Helsby Hill and Woodhouse Hillfort

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Helsby Quarry Car Park
Alvanley Road
Helsby
Cheshire
WA6 9PU
A Circular Walk around Helsby Hill and Woodhouse Hillfort

About

An exhilarating circuit exploring two of Cheshire’s most northerly hillforts.

This popular half day circuit takes you to two of Cheshire’s loveliest prehistoric hilltop enclosures. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the rocky summit of Helsby Hill with its ancient defences, before crossing the valley to the tumbled ramparts of Woodhouse hilltop enclosure, high on the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge. Together, they provide the focus for a perfect walk.

Start: Helsby Quarry car park (free), Alvanley Road, Helsby WA6 9PU.
Map ref: SJ 491749
Distance: 7.5 kilometres/4¾ miles
Difficulty: Easy-Medium. Field and woodland paths and bridleways; short sections of country road. Two steep ascents onto Helsby Hill; sharp descent from Woodhouse Hill. Unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelcairs.
Duration: Allow 3 – 3½ hours
Map: OS 1:25,000 Explorer 267 Northwich & Delamere Forest
Dogs: Dogs should be kept under close control, and preferably on a lead — especially near livestock. Please consider other walkers and clean up after your dog.

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Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)