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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.These stones are at: Ridgeway Wood, Helsby (5 km to Frodsham, 50 km to Whitchurch)Manley Common, New Pale Road, Manley (9 km to Frodsham, 46 km to Whitchurch)Barnsbridge Gates, Ashton Road, Delamere Forest (12 km to Frodsham, 43 km to Whitchurch)Willington Road, Willington (18 km to Frodsham, 37 km to Whitchurch)Wharton's Lock (26 km to Frodsham, 29 km to Whitchurch)Coppermine Lane, in between Rawhead and Bulkeley Hill (33 km to Frodsham, 22 km to Whitchurch)Bickerton (37 km to Frodsham, 18 km to Whitchurch)Bickleywood (45 km to Frodsham, 10 km to Whitchurch)Grindley Brook (51 km to Frodsham, 4 km to Whitchurch) The ends of the trail are also marked with a sandstone obelisk outside the Bears Paw Public House at Frodsham, and a 2m high sandstone archway at the entrance of the car park at Jubilee Park, Whitchurch.
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  • The sandstone trail has wonderful views dog friendly and a pub at the end as we'll wow what more could you ask for  more »
  • Try this: I call it the "pub to pub" run and it is approx 6.5 miles. Start at the Shady Oak in Tiverton and run across country (or walk) to The Pheasant Inn. The trail takes you to Beeston Castle, acr...  more »
  • Parked at Bickering poacher and followed signs for trail, overgrown in places, steep walkways, I am disabled but managed, 2 knees,hip, arthritis,views at top excellent, wildlife in abundance, but sign...  more »