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Frodsham and Sandstone Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Frodsham and Sandstone Trail is a 7.7 kilometer loop trail located near Frodsham, Cheshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Distance: 7.7 km Elevation Gain: 257 m Route Type: Loop

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A circular trail from the Cheshire market town of Frodsham, taking in the first section of the Sandstone Trail, a long-distance-path, before returning through hills, lanes and farmland. Near the start of the walk you'll be able to enjoy great views (on clear days!) over the Mersey estuary and then the Sandstone Trail gives an opportunity to enjoy the geology of the area with large exposed sections of red sandstone. The walk follows woodland and farm paths which can be quite muddy after wet weather and in winter. The paths are also quite uneven with rocks and tree roots so good waterproof and sturdy boots are recommended. There are several steep climbs and descents throughout plus a number of kissing gates and flights of steps but no stiles. A couple of short sections of the walk are through fields which may be holding cattle so take care with dogs. Approximate time 2.5 to 3 hours.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

Good walk, great scenery, bit over grown in parts.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Was a good walk

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rocky
1 month ago

Hilly but great View at the top is amazing Nettles nettles and more nettles

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful walk. Plenty of coverage away from the sun. Not ideal for infants or baby's. mod terrain.

hiking
1 month ago

This is great hike for beginners, some amazing views across North Wales and Merseyside, woods and forest walks and a trg point at Helsby Hill

hiking
1 month ago

Bit too over grown in places, other than that would have been spot on.

walking
4 months ago

Great directions and a enjoyable walk.

4 months ago

What a beautiful walk. Directions were great and easy to follow. Didn't feel lost once.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Really beautiful trail, forests, fields, wildlife, flowers. I cannot wait to do this one again!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Directions very clear and easy to follow. An interesting walk with a fantastic view over Mersey estuary and industries there. Lots of variety on walk - woods, open areas and paths but yes, very muddy. Sadly some parts of route spoilt by litter which is a shame.

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