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Sandstone Trail, Chester

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The Sandstone Trail is a 55km long-distance walkers' path, following sandstone ridges running north–south from Frodsham in central Cheshire to Whitchurch just over the Shropshire border. The path was created in 1974 and extended in the 1990s. Much of the route follows the Mid Cheshire Ridge but in places the trail also passes through the Cheshire Plain, including farmland, woodland and canal towpaths.RouteThe trail is divided into three sections of about 18 km in length: the northern portion runs from Frodsham to Willington, the central section covers Willington to Bickerton, and the southern part is from Bickerton to Whitchurch.Information and waymarkingThe trail is marked with signposts and yellow discs inscribed with an 'S' in a footprint. Stone distance markers and blue information boards are also located at intervals, usually before or entering a new area of the trail. The information boards generally give details of local history while the stones give the distance in kilometres to the ends of the trail at Frodsham and Whitchurch. In some parts of the trail, it intermingles with the Baker Way in Delamere Forest for several hundred metres, which may cause walkers to accidentally follow the wrong trail by mistake without careful observation of the waymarks.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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