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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.
 

Directions

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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    77
  • Very Good
    35
  • Average
    4
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • David D
    Arnside, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    The best middle-distance walk in Cheshire.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th June 2018
    To call the Sandstone Trail "Chester" is a misnomer. It runs between Frodsham in the north and Whitchurch (just in Shropshire) in the south. It starts in Frodsham town centre and climbs steeply... Read full review
  • Gareth A
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    "These Boots Were Made For Walking.
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 28th May 2018
    Over 36 miles of beautiful country side to take in on this ramble through some of Cheshire's best beauty spots. Although it may take a couple of days to walk unless you are an avid rambler, this... Read full review
  • Clare L
    Trip Type:
    Family
    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

Facilities

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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