Sandstone Trail

Distance (Miles): Ascent (Metres): Time (Hours):
33.86 1292 16
Strenuosity: Technicality (x/10): Enjoyability (x/10):
Extreme 4 7


The Sandstone Trail is one of the finest and most popular long distance walks in North West England, and arguably the ultimate Cheshire Way. It’s also been voted by ITV viewers as one of ‘Britain’s Favourite Walks’.

The Trail stretches for 34 miles and offers superb, unbroken, and often elevated walking across the still largely green and pleasant English county of Cheshire. It runs from the ancient market town of Frodsham on the broad Mersey estuary, in the north, to Georgian Whitchurch in rural north Shropshire, in the south.

Most people take two or three days to do the walk at a leisurely pace, but I did it as a challenge in one day.  I really enjoyed it, although the last five miles was a bit of a slog as it’s fairly flat and there’s not much scenery.

Certainly not an easy walk, but well worth the effort 🙂

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