Welcome to Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail
Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail is one of the finest and most popular long distance walks in North West England, in the UK. For many, it’s probably the best Cheshire walk and the ultimate Cheshire Way.
The Sandstone Trail stretches for 34 miles/55 kilometres and offers superb, unbroken, and often elevated walking across the still largely green and pleasant English county of Cheshire — from the ancient market town of Frodsham on the broad Mersey estuary, in the north, to Georgian Whitchurch in rural north Shropshire, in the south.
NEWS: Official Guide – new edition available now!
A new, revised edition of the Official Guide to Walking Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail arrives on Cheshire bookshelves on 1st December, making it the perfect Christmas present.
The book will be widely available at bookshops and other outlets across Cheshire and the UK, and online.
This comprehensive and authoritative guide to one of the most popular middle-distance trails in northwest England is the perfect companion for weekend strollers and dedicated long-distance walkers alike. The book features:
- Clear, easy-to-follow route descriptions
- Detailed Ordnance Survey maps of the whole Trail
- Travel, walking, food and drink information
- Fascinating explanations of the Trail’s geology, history, landscapes and wildlife.
- What to look out for along the way — from castles and caves, to views and wildlife.
- Hundreds of stunning modern and archive photographs
- The Best of Cheshire
- Where is the Sandstone Trail?
- Walking Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail
- Making Sense of the Sandstone Trail
- Route Directions, Points of Interest, Nature Notes
- Frodsham to Manley Common
- Manley Common to Gresty’s Waste
- Gresty’s Waste to Tarporley
- Tarporley to Burwardsley
- Burwardsley to Larkton Hall
- Larkton Hall to Willeymoor Lock
- Willeymoor Lock to Whitchurch
For retailers, the book is available to order from: Cordee, Bertrams, Gardeners, A-Z, Dorrigo or direct from the publishers, Northern Eye Books.
Praise for the new guide
“In this excellent new and informative guide the author uses his considerable skills to bring Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail to life.” — Long Distance Walkers Association
“The Sandstone Trail is an easy, well signposted, three day family walk with a variety of terrain and wonderful views. Highly recommended.” — Hugh Baker, Leatherhead, Surrey
Vast and ancient Delamere Forest is popular for its sheltered walks, cycle tracks, lakes and wildlife.
High on its sandstone crag, medieval Beeston Castle has some of the most amazing views in all England.
Popular with walkers and nature lovers, Bickerton Hill’s heathland is protected by the National Trust.
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