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Sandstone Trail

Address: Chester, England
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Ranked #7 of 25 Attractions in Chester
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Scot in Wales
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

You don't need to walk the entire trail to enjoy this lovely part of Cheshire. If you want a variety of circular routes, park up around either Bickerton or the National Trust car park at Bulkeley Woods, get out an OS map and then just wander. Good pubs in the area including The Sandstone, The Pheasant and The Bickerton Poacher.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Have done the sandstone trail a couple of times, over 2 - 3 days camping along the way, plenty of campsites to stay at whilst enjoying the walk. Camp at either Kelsall or Bickerton Poacher. Great thing is there is a train station at either end, Frodsham or Whitchurch.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

this is reasonably well sign posted, basically across the cheshire plains with a few outcrops of rock to cross over. Much better walking over the border in N. Wales

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Chester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We aimed to complete the 34 miles in one day. Setting off around 5am on a lovely day, our efforts to get up were rewarded by some lovely scenery, excellent views and some interesting wildlife. Our halfway stop was the Pheasant at Burwardsley at 11 am. Not bad, 17 miles in 6 hours, we thought we'd be in Whitchurch in... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Sandstone trail is a long walk but really worth it. You can break it up a bit but we always try to go as far as we can, arranging to meet friends at the Sandstone pub afterwards. The views are amazing and you really work up that appetite for a good meal!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
52 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Had planned to try and do all 34 miles of this in one day. We'd already done a long distance one of 29 miles so we knew it was possible. Sadly, an injured leg meant we called time on it after around 20 miles and (lucky, lucky, lucky) ended up at a superb pub in Burwardsley. From start to finish,... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
20 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We are beginners when it comes to walking. We'd been planning on doing the Sandstone Trail for ages and finally (with the guarantee of no rain) thought we'd go for it. Being beginners we did just over half of the trail. Starting at the pillar in Frodsham, we walked to Burwardsley and stayed at the Pheasant Inn. The walk is... More 

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely walks along the Sandstone Trail, which allow for you to visit many historical attractions en route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We walked just a small section from Beeston Castle to Peckforton Castle. The views were amazing! We barely saw another soul. We stopped off on the top of a hill to have our picnic in the sun. Bliss. There was so much history around too, and the houses nearby were simply gorgeous-so jealous!! Will definitely go back to walk further... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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