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Sandstone Trail

Chester, England
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Ranked #8 of 39 Attractions in Chester
Type: Hiking Trails
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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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137 reviews 137 reviews
50 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
19 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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