The Sandstone Trail
The Sandstone Trail long distance footpath was opened in 1974 and extended in the 1990's.It runs across Cheshire from Frodsham to Whitchurch in Shropshire.
The trail follows the ridge of sandstone which rises dramatically from the Cheshire plain. The Trail, which traverses some superb scenery, is well marked throughout, using a mixture of finger posts and yellow waymark discs and includes rock outcrops, woodlands, castles and historic churches. The trail is 32 miles (51km) long but can be walked as three separate sections.
The trail commences at the War Memorial on Frodsham Hill from which there are impressive views of the River Mersey. It continues along a series of wooded sandstone outcrops and passes the remains Woodhouse Hill Fort, an Iron Age settlement following through along Alvanley Cliff, through Delamere Forest and into Willington.
The central section of the trail traverses through the heart of Cheshire's fruit growing area. Superb views of medieval Beeston Castle and Peckforton Castle are to be had from this section. The castles surmount two hills which rise dramatically from the Cheshire plain.
The final section passes Maiden Castle, a spectacular Iron Age fort, the earth banks which once formed its defences are still clearly visible. the trail joins the Shropshire Union Canal before ending at Whitchurch.
Follow the Country Code
*Be safe- plan ahead and follow any signs.
Protect plants and animals and take your litter home.
Keep dogs under close control
Leave gates and property as you found them