The Sandstone Trail

Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6PN

Tel: 01606 271736

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The Sandstone Trail ridge
  • The Sandstone Trail ridge
  • Stunning views from the Sandstone Trail

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About Us

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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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.

Public Transport Directions

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

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      88
    • Very Good
      37
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • The_Liverpool_4
      Liverpool
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Avoid in the summer
      1 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 26th June 2019
      After completing the trail over 2 days in April, we decided to walk it again in June. In April, parts were muddy, but we fell in love with the trail. In June it was unrecognisable, the trail at some... Read full review
    • magisterlatinus
      Bedfordshire
      A lovely circular walk
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th September 2019
      This is a five-mile walk encompassing Bulkely Hill and Raw Head, mostly along the Sandstone Trail. The views over the plains in all directions were superb. Read full review
    • stejotazbreeze
      Birmingham, United Kingdom
      Peckforton to Beeston castle
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 24th February 2020
      We stayed in Peckforton Castle. We started from there and walked to Beeston castle. Super views although quite muddy in places after all the rain. Read full review

    Facilities

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01606 271736

    Tel: 01606 271736

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