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“The best middle-distance walk in Cheshire.”
Review of Sandstone Trail

Sandstone Trail
Ranked #21 of 67 things to do in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 20 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 to Frodsham Hill with an excellent viewpoint over the Mersey, with the Weston Point/Rocksavage factories alongside, and Liverpool in the distance. The route continues over Woodhouse Hill and then turns left to go through Delamere Forest. Delamere station is a little to the left. It continues through countryside to Beeston (the halfway point).
There follow a series of hills; Burwardsley, Bickerton, Bulkeley among them, before reaching the Shropshire Union Canal at Grindley Brook. The county boundary runs along the middle of the canal with the towpath on the Cheshire side. Finally it crosses the canal and goes into Whitchurch.

Thank David D
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Reviewed 28 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 treck is well worth it, although it does not have to be walked all in one go.

1  Thank Gareth A
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Clare L
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Me and Emma have just completed the sandstone trail, all 34 miles over 2 days, 17th / 18th March. It's was more like a tough mudder!! A tough couple of days but we done it, 19 miles the first day with us ended at the pheasant Inn and 15 miles on the Sunday ending in Whitchurch. Over the 2 days much to enjoy but the overall memory will be fields and more fields of mud!! Just making it a really tough experience. When you start this journey it's something you have to finish. Not many places you can call it a day and have someone come and pick you up. Sounds like I'm complaining but I'm not. The fact we finished it all especially with not just the under foot conditions but also having to compete with the beast from the east 2 will stay with us for ever.
If it's in your budget stay at the pheasant inn, we didn't but should off. Take plenty of provisions because their are little if any places to buy a snack.
Walk it when their has been a long dry spell!!
When you start each day their is no turning back.
It might sound like I'm being negative but I'm not. Me and emma haven't done a walk like this before and their is no doubt the weather conditions made it so much more harder than we expected. However we completed 34 miles in 2 days and this experience will stay with us for ever. We might even do it again, definitely in the summer when bone dry and definitely stay over night in the pheasant Inn.

2  Thank Cazermc123
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Lovely location and lots of different walks to suit most people. We are experienced walkers so managed to see various areas of the trail. Would recommend this trail for most people, also good for dog walkers.

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