Sandstone Trail

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Sandstone Trail
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Elouise
Norfolk, UK20 contributions
Beautiful view! Make sure you have STURDY walking boots!!
Aug 2021 • Couples
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!
Written 30 August 2021
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minesapintabods
Daresbury, Cheshire23 contributions
Great Cheshire experience walk
Aug 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 route is very pleasant and varied and hardly any of it on roads.
It is generally well signposted except for the Frodsham end. There is a lack of signage in both directions from the centre of town to the Woodhouse Fort, and the apparent split of two route options is confusing. One should be signposted as an alternative route.
Best sections are around Bickerton - Beeston and Delamere - Frodsham.
The section from Whitchurch to Bickerton is low level, canal and fields.
In late summer, there are some overgrown stretches which are almost impassable if you are wearing shorts due to brambles and nettles, particularly Ash Wood near Tarporley. It looks like much investment has been made in new stiles, especially in the are to the South East of Kelsall. Some of the paths on Frodsham hill could be considered as dangerous as they are near to cliff edges.

On the whole we enjoyed the route and would recommend the trail to any keen walkers. The Pheasant Inn and the Boot Inn at Boothsdale are both worth the detours.
Written 1 October 2020
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Chez R
Manchester, UK321 contributions
Excellent history
Aug 2020
We were staying near and came here for the afternoon walk
excellent woodland area to walk in
we did go up the direct route following the cart track, was quite steep in places

will visit again
Written 30 September 2020
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Claire D
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom12 contributions
Great, well-marked walk
Aug 2020
Really enjoyed our two days walking the trail. Well-marked, mostly, although we had navigational backup! Would highly recommend. We did 14 miles/19 miles and stopped off at the Pheasant Inn - great stopping point. Dog enjoyed - some livestock and some grouse so he was on the lead quite a lot.
Written 20 August 2020
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Ant S
Altrincham, UK4 contributions
Very satisfying
Jul 2020 • Solo
Just completed the walk in 2 days first day encountered not the best weather - please note do not wear shorts as some if the path is overgrown with bushes and nettles - I found the Sandstone Way guidebook invaluable. The last few miles along the canal are hard going and Whitchurch is not inspiring but I fuld the miles after Bickerton through the fields beautiful. Well worth it and a sublime walk - will do again.
Written 25 July 2020
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Matt Conwell
Crewe, UK3 contributions
frodsham to whitchurch in one day :)
Jul 2020
walked the whole trail in one day - from frodsham monument at the bears paw pub to the stone arch at whitchurch. took 12 hours to complete including breaks and was hard going the final stretch. sandstone trail signposting not great at the cheshire half of the walk and we struggled to find the right way go 2/3 times (especially delamere forest) as some signs are either difficult to spot or overgrown with bushes and such. a map is a great tool just in case. there are steep parts with stunning views as a reward and the trek through lowland fields towards beeston castle was a highlight. the second half of the trail towards whitchurch is numerous fields with horses sheep and unfriendly cattle (bulls in particular!!) so not for the feint hearted especially when tired. the final stretch is a long slog along the canal tow path and through a new housing estate - so not the greatest end - but overall we enjoyed it and pushed through the pain barrier feeling great to say we finished it in a day :)
Written 17 July 2020
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stejotazbreeze
Birmingham, UK21 contributions
Peckforton to Beeston castle
Feb 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.
Written 24 February 2020
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magisterlatinus
Bedfordshire86 contributions
A lovely circular walk
Sep 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.
Written 15 September 2019
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The_Liverpool_4
Liverpool263 contributions
Avoid in the summer
Jun 2019 • Couples
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 parts completely overgrown with brambles and nettles (5 feet plus in height), the trail looks unused and this has made some parts extremely difficult to navigate.

We will definitely do this again, but only when the the foliage has died off, or not yet as grown as June.

Avoid End of May until December!
Written 26 June 2019
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GrandTour22049948593
31 contributions
Stonehouse farm, bed and breakfast, Manley, cheshire.
Jan 2019
We are lucky enough to be situated actually on the Sandstone Trail which passes through our front craft where we have an outside cafe which deems very popular for walkers who require refreshments en route.
We also run a bed and breakfast establishment, Stonehouse Farm, Manley , Wa6 9er.
We are roughly 5 miles from the start which is in FRODSHAM.
We can vouch that the Sandstone trail is well sign posted and user friendly for both walkers, cyclists and runners.
Many of the stiles have now been removed and replaced with kissing gates, so ideal for dog walkers and disabled walkers of all ages.
Written 9 June 2019
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