Circular Walks along the Sandstone Trail

Circular Walks along the Sandstone Trail


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Circular Walks along the Sandstone Trail

Carl Rogers

Thirteen circular walks along Cheshire’s Sandstone Trail

Clear maps and directions

  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 210mm x 135mm
  • Pages: 96 plus 16 pages of colour photographs
  • ISBN: 978-1-902512-10-5
  • Published: Fifth revised edition, 2009

The Sandstone Trail runs for 34 miles/55 km along Cheshire’s wooded central sandstone ridge, and is one of Northwest England’s best-known and most popular walking routes. The Trail takes its name and theme from the rolling sandstone ridge, which divides the green lowland plains of east Cheshire from the broad Dee basin to the west. The landscape along the ridge provides quite a contrast with the rest of the county—mixed woodland exists on many of the escarpment slopes too steep for agriculture and small rocky outcrops give numerous platforms from which broad views of the surrounding lowland can be enjoyed.

Circular Walks along the Sandstone Trail is a complete guide to the Sandstone Trail and gives a complete route description, along with 13 pleasant circular walks covering the entire Trail. The book has been written with all walkers in mind—from enthusiasts looking for a testing one or two day walk, to family groups or those who want shorter or more leisurely excursions.


  • Sandstone Trail overview
  • A brief history of the country along the Sandstone Trail
  • Walking the Sandstone Trail
  • Frodsham to the Ridgeway—linear and circular walks
  • Ridgeway to Manley Common—linear and circular walks
  • Manley Common to Primrosehill Wood—linear and circular walks
  • Primrosehill Wood to Fishers Green—linear and circular walks
  • Fishers Green to Crib Lane—linear and circular walks
  • Crib Lane to Beeston Castle—linear and circular walks
  • Beeston Castle to Burwardsley—linear and circular walks
  • Burwardsley to Rawhead—linear and circular walks
  • Rawhead to Larkton Hill—linear and circular walks
  • Larkton Hill to Hampton Post—linear and circular walks
  • Hampton Post to Old St Chad’s Church—linear and circular walks
  • Old St Chad’s Church to Grindley Brook—linear and circular walks
  • Grindley Brook to Whitchurch—linear and circular walks



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