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.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)


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:

  • NicolaLevett
    Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    An interesting walk
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th December 2018
    Sat between 2 castles, a great walk, beware of the mosquito though. We started from the English Heritage castle Beeston and walked a circular route. It was very well signposted and made for an... Read full review
  • 666jackiedp
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Something for everyone
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 5th January 2019
    Who says Cheshire is flat and boring. This trail proves it to be the opposite. Varied landscapes, lots of interesting places to visit on the way and fantastic views. Roughly 35 miles, very do-able... Read full review
  • East91
    York, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A little muddy but pleasant
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th March 2019
    Started this trail at Frodsham using the small car park of Simons Lane. This was the first trail i ever really done with friends. The start did seem a little confusing as we seemed to back track up... Read full review


Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Contact Us

Tel: 01606 271736

Tel: 01606 271736

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