The Sandstone Trail

Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6PN

Tel: 01606 271736

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Beeston Castle on the Sandstone Trail
  • Beeston Castle on the Sandstone Trail
  • The Sandstone Trail ridge

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Grade: Long distance
Distance: 18km/11 ¼ miles
Time: 5-6 hours
Map: OS Explorer 267
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Check out this fab blog from Hiker Hero detailing his hike along the Sandstone Trail and all the places to visit along the way -

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.

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

Train to Helsby, 14-minute walk (0.7 mile)

Bus X30 to The Robin Hood, 4-minute walk (0.2 mile)



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    Recent Reviews:

    • minesapintabods
      Daresbury, Cheshire
      Great Cheshire experience walk
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 1st October 2020
      Completed the walk yesterday with my wife, doing it in four leisurely sections of 10,9,8 and 10 miles (inc detours) from Whitchurch to Frodsham during partial Covid lockdown. On the whole, the... Read full review
    • ebrazuk
      Norfolk, United Kingdom
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      Beautiful view! Make sure you have STURDY walking boots!!
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 30th August 2021
      Great walk - steep incline in parts. Dogs loved it! Kept dogs on lead when we were close to the sides or up high just incase. Beautiful view! Read full review
    • PaulBrown615
      Trip Type:
      Ideal Autumn Backpacking Trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 1st December 2021
      We walked the trail over 3 days in mid November. Having never walked in this area before, we were somewhat sceptical as to what the terrain would be like. Would it be too flat and lacking the wow... Read full review


    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted

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    Tel: 01606 271736

    Tel: 01606 271736

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