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black boot print containing the letter 'S' on a yellow background.Sandstone Trail

Cheshire, Shropshire

51 km / 32 miles
The Trail follows the dissected central Cheshire sandstone ridge rising to heights of over 700ft and taking in Delamere Plain, Beeston Gap, the wooded Peckforton Hills and Bickerton Hills, to reach the Shropshire Union Canal where it links with the South Cheshire Way. Lowland heath and undulating farmland complete the Trail's wide range of terrain.

See downloadable route directions and maps and accommodation list on web links below.


Waymark: black boot print containing the letter 'S' on a yellow background.
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: black boot print containing the letter 'S' on a yellow background.
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SJ517779 - Frodsham Town Centre, Cheshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SJ537415 - Jubliee Park, Whitchurch, Shropshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 1974
Web Sites: Walking Cheshire's Sandstone Trail Sandstone Trail [YouTube video] Visit Cheshire: Things To Do (Sandstone Trail) Hiker Hero; Sandstone Trail

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking Cheshire's Sandstone Trail  (Northern Eye Books  - 2013 )
Guidebook Circular walks along the Sandstone Trail  (Northern Eye Books  - 2015 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 117
OS Landranger Active 117
OS Explorer 257, 267
OS Explorer Active 257, 267
Other Paper Maps:
Map (Other)
Sandstone Trail : large scale OS map book (Northern Eye Books - 2020)

Walking Support Providers:

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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Route Profile:

52.7 km (32.7 miles)
1,042 m (3,419 ft) ascent
214 m (702 ft)  maximum height

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