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  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

A great way to start 2024 with this moderate walk incorporating the best bits of the Sandstone Trail. This is a stunning walk through ancient woodland and along farm tracks with far reaching views across the Cheshire Plains. There are a few short ascents but nothing too strenuous.

Starting from the Bickerton Hill Car Park, NT Car Park, we will follow the Sandstone Trail along the ridge and edges as far as Peckforton Lodge house. We will complete our circuit by taking a lower route beneath the ridge, passing through Harthill and Brown Knowl villages before climbing up to the 3000 year old hill fort known as Maiden Castle whose circular ramparts can still be seen today.

Sunday, 7 January 2024
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.8km / 9.2mi
Ascent:
420m / 1378ft
Type:
circular

There are no public toilets on this walk. 

Features

  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SJ 50326 53010
Nearest postcode:
SY14 8LN
what3words:
shredder.communal.muted
Start time:
9:30 am

Free NT Bickerton Car Park, accessed off Goldford Lane. Postcode is approximate. Use What3words and map above.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking