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The Sandstone Trail

Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6PN

Tel: 01606 271736

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Grade: Long distance
Distance: 18km/11 ¼ miles
Time: 5-6 hours
Map: OS Explorer 267

Stride out along the Sandstone Trail (AKA the sandstone ridge) and sample some of the finest walking in Cheshire. Follow the ridge of sandstone that rises dramatically from the Cheshire plain and enjoy this invigorating walk at any time of year.

The original Sandstone Trail officially opened in 1974. It has recently been extended so it now links the towns of Frodsham and Whitchurch. This not only makes it more accessible by public transport but also means you can enjoy some of the excellent facilities available in each town.

The Trail has been split into three sections of 18 or 19km or about 11miles which most people should find an enjoyable day’s walk.


Road Directions

There are good rail links to Frodsham, Delamere and Whitchurch, as well as regular bus services to the major towns and villages.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Clare L
      Trip Type:
      Love it
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th March 2018
      We love this walk we try to go at least every month dogs love it. We are still trying to find the caves around rawhead. Read full review
    • Cazermc123
      Runcorn, United Kingdom
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      Sun mud & snow
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th March 2018
      Me and Emma have just completed the sandstone trail, all 34 miles over 2 days, 17th / 18th March. It's was more like a tough mudder!! A tough couple of days but we done it, 19 miles the first day... Read full review
    • E.A.L.S.
      Went to Chester for short break in March.
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 12th March 2018
      Lovely location and lots of different walks to suit most people. We are experienced walkers so managed to see various areas of the trail. Would recommend this trail for most people, also good for dog... Read full review


    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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