Wednesday 30th July 2014

Walks in West Cheshire

High on Helsby Hill near Frodsham

High on Helsby Hill near Frodsham

Cheshire is a green and varied landscape.

This is especially true of west Cheshire, stretching from the M6 motorway in the centre of the county to the River Dee in the west, and including the wooded central sandstone ridge, the Dee Valley, and the compact and charming Wirral peninsula.

Cheshire is sometimes described as a land of parks and meres.

Favourite places include the breezy hilltops of Helsby Hill and Frodsham Hill, vast and ancient Delamere Forest — once the hunting grounds of earls and kings, Pale Heights and the ancient hillfort at Eddisbury, Beeston Castle high on its crag, imposing Victorian Peckforton Castle, and the lovely, open, heather clad hills at Bickerton and Maiden Castle.

To discover more about the lovely landscapes of west Cheshire, buy a copy of Walks in West Cheshire and Wirral by Jen Darling.

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