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black boot print containing the letter 'S' on a yellow background.Sandstone Trail

51 km / 32 miles

Cheshire, Shropshire
The Trail follows the dissected central Cheshire sandstone ridge rising to heights of over 700ft and taking in Delamere Plain, Beeston Gap, the wooded Peckforton Hills and Bickerton Hills, to reach the Shropshire Union Canal where it links with the South Cheshire Way. Lowland heath and undulating farmland complete the Trail's wide range of terrain.

See downloadable route directions and maps and accommodation list on web links below.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: black boot print containing the letter 'S' on a yellow background.
black boot print containing the letter 'S' on a yellow background.
Challenging; Canal; Forest/Woodland; Heath
SJ517779 - Frodsham Town Centre, Cheshire
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SJ537415 - Jubliee Park, Whitchurch, Shropshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Walking Cheshire's Sandstone Trail (Northern Eye Books - 2013)
Circular walks along the Sandstone Trail (Northern Eye Books - 2015)
External PDF
Sandstone Trail North (Visit Cheshire - 2010)
External PDF
Sandstone Trail Central (Visit Cheshire - 2010)
External PDF
Sandstone Trail South (Visit Cheshire - 2010)

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
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OS Landranger Active
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Digital Maps:
Downloadable Digital Mapping
Sandstone Trail (Anquet Technology Ltd)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
4 Km
16 Km
Pheasant Inn  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
29 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
51 Km

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Route Profile:

52.7 Km (32.7 miles)
1,042 m (3,419 ft) ascent
214 m (702 ft)  maximum height