Saturday 19th August 2017
Walking Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail

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!

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The Official Guide to ‘walking Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail, by Tony Bowerman [ISBN 978-1-908632-33-3]

“Excellent new and informative guide. This is the book for you!” — Paul Lawrence, Long Distance Walkers Association



A new, revised edition of the Official Guide to Walking Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail is now widely available at bookshops and other outlets across Cheshire and the UK, and online. Click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button above to get your copy now.

Download ‘AI’ trade sheet (PDF) here. Download press release (PDF) here.

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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


  1. The Best of Cheshire
  2. Where is the Sandstone Trail?
  3. Walking Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail
  4. Making Sense of the Sandstone Trail
  5. Route Directions, Points of Interest, Nature Notes
  6. Frodsham to Manley Common
  7. Manley Common to Gresty’s Waste
  8. Gresty’s Waste to Tarporley
  9. Tarporley to Burwardsley
  10. Burwardsley to Larkton Hall
  11. Larkton Hall to Willeymoor Lock
  12. 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.


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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

Delamere Forest Beeston Castle

Delamere Forest

Vast and ancient Delamere Forest is popular for its sheltered walks, cycle tracks, lakes and wildlife.

Beeston Castle

High on its sandstone crag, medieval Beeston Castle has some of the most amazing views in all England.

Bickerton Hill

Popular with walkers and nature lovers, Bickerton Hill’s heathland is protected by the National Trust.

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