Bulkeley Hill and Maiden Castle Circular

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Tarporley, Cheshire, England

Bulkeley Hill and Maiden Castle Circular is a 9.7 mile loop trail located near Tarporley, Cheshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length9.7 miElevation gain1,394 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingWalkingForestPartially pavedViewsWildflowersWildlifeHistoric site
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This walk goes through National Trust land with spectacular views and follows the Sandstone Trail to Maiden Castle. Maiden Castle in Dorset is one of the largest and most complex Iron Age hillforts in Europe. It’s the equivalent of the size of fifty football pitches. Its huge multiple ramparts, mostly built in the 1st century BC, once protected hundreds of residents. When it was first built, the gleaming white chalk ramparts would have towered over the surrounding landscape. Excavations in the 1930s and 1980s have shed much light on the development of the hilltop, from its origins as a Neolithic enclosure over 6,000 years ago, through many centuries of modification during the Iron Age, to the building of a Romano-British temple here.

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Sarah Heath
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Brilliant hike!

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Andrew Mobbs
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Rhys Auty
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Guy Nolan
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This is a fantastic long walk. Not too hard a few moderate climbs but nothing too hard. Great views from high up and down low. There was quite a lot of mud but everywhere is like that at the moment due to the amount of people using pathways.

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Andrew Mobbs
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Andrew Mobbs
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Charlotte Price jones
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All good apart from part of the path becoming a river

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Paige Hulse
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Good but Muddy

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Joel Merry
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Great trail, a variety of different terrains. Muddy in parts.

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Hannah Wykes
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This was a great walk, enjoyed the varying terrain, great views! not too muddy either for this time of year. will be back!

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James Young
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Wesley Higginson
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HikingGreat!Muddy
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Jen Joinson
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Andrew Mobbs
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Dan Watson
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Lisa Fox
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This was a great trail with great views in a lovely setting...there was a bit of everything. Originally planned to run this but it was a bit too advanced as only recently started trail running...maybe one to revisit in a few months

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Claire Houston
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Took a shortcut so it was 3 hours, beautiful views, nice and peaceful, perfect Autumn walk

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Hannah Thomas
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Damien White
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Accidentally went around backwards, so many brutal inclines

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Mike Diarmid
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Marc Cooper
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Dave McGarvie
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Great scenery with a moderate effort required finished off with a pint at the Pheasant Inn

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Danica Parker
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Excellent walk. Really enjoyable

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Chris Arthur
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Really good circular route taking in a few hill summits and Mad Allen’s Hole (Cave).

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Sarah Jeory
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There is some debate below about the length of this walk. If you measure it out on OSS with fairly straight lines with none of the constant undulating hills then the walk summary of 15.6km is correct. But any smart watch or stepometer will put you on about 12miles/19km. And that’s what it will feel like in your legs. Having said that it is worth every step. A fabulous walk with views that the weather can’t spoil. The ridge is abundant with wildlife including a variety of birds of prey. Take enough water as there is nothing open on the root. Fab pub and a village shop at the start though. Ive done this walk many times but on occasion had to plan a short cut due to short legged companions

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Chris Yearsley
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Kate Alexandra
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Simon Walker
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Brooke Nesbitt
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Lovely long walk with great views. Good parking available as well

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