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Sandstone Trail

Chester, England
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Ranked #9 of 31 attractions in Chester
Type: Hiking Trails
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We walked the section from Whitchurch to Bickerton Church. The scenery is very varied with canal, fields and sandstone ridges. The views from Bickerton Hill are amazing and it was a surprise to see the wild ponies grazing there.

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UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Amazing, in any weather. Sensational views and wildlife. A must if you are visiting and if you live local.

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Mersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Park at Candle Factory and start walk up country lanes, it's easy to follow. At the top of the hill carry on into woodland with clear pathways. Great views at the top. Easy walk down, pleasant scenery and relaxing walking back to country lanes to walk back to the Candle Factory. You need to go into the cafe with seating... More

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northwest
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Sandstone trail takes you through wonderful rural Cheshire scenery from Frodsham/Helsby all the way to Whitchurch - a tad over 30 miles. Hardened long distance walkers might attempt it in one go but it is better enjoyed in segments and there are many booklets of circular walks, so that parts of it can be walked and savoured like a... More

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The trail is beautiful and well worth walking even if you just do parts at a time. We live by the trail so are fortunate to walk on this every day of the week. Whitchurch is truly beautiful so great to start your walks there.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The choice of which part of the trail to walk is brilliant. Lots of different sections - each with their own charm and atmosphere. Doing all in one day is possible but a real challenge - do it in stages using two cars can work very well

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have walked this trail in parts and as a whole. It has a fantastic range of scenery and wildlife not to mention some excellent hostelries nearby to base your walks around. The Boit and The Pheasant spring to mind. The southern stretch to Whitchurch is much less interesting than the rest and so if you are doing it all... More

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Stalybridge
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We did the Rawhead circular walk starting and ending at the Bickerton Poacher, and also the Beeston Castle to Bickerton Church but in reverse. Both take in various types of scenery from fairly steep climbs with fantastic views to woodland and farm land. You can download the Sandstone Trail Walkers Guide off the Internet and pick your route.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a fantastic experience for novice and experienced walkers , the walk is varied taking in heathland and hills ! the views are stunning over the Cheshire plain , there are also places that you can visit for refreshment such as the Pheasant ant Burwardsley, The Sandstone at Broxton ... The trail can be undertaken in easy stretches and... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Do not buy the circular walk guide. The information on the Whitchurch area is incorrect. Makes one wonder what the rest of the guide is like.

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