Galleries and Workshops on the Sandstone Trail
The Sandstone Trail offers several treats for art lovers.
Along the way are galleries and art centres where walkers can browse, relax or enjoy peaceful refreshments in a comfortable setting.
Castle Park Arts Centre
Cheshire’s home for the arts in a converted stable block, just a minute’s walk from the town centre. Programme of changing exhibitions in three main galleries. Coffee shop and gift shop. Easy access gardens for the disabled. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm; and Sundays, 2pm-4pm. Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays. Off Fountain Lane, Frodsham. 01928 735832.
Mount Pleasant Gardens
Lovely gardens with tiered plantings cascading down a gently sloping hillside. Fine displays of traditional mixed gardens, including ponds with year round interest. Thousands of varieties of plants provide a riot of colour throughout the summer. Outstanding views over the Cheshire Plain. Innovative sculptures in wood, metal and stone are dotted among the plants. Home-grown plants and shrubs for sale. Summer tearoom. 01829 751592.
Candle workshops high on the sandstone ridge next to the Sandstone Trail. Candle making, glass artist, gift shop and restaurant. Children can try their hand at ten different activities including candlemaking, pottery, and badge making. Open seven days a week. 10am-5pm. Higher Burwardsley. 01829 770401.