Walking Holidays UK

Sandstone Trail

Type Of Holiday

Price From: £190
Nights: 2, 3 or 4
Grading: Easy, Moderate or Strenuous

What's Included?

This walking holiday includes -

  • Overnight B & B accommodation
  • Detailed routes, background information
  • Sandstone Trail guide with directions
  • Ordnance Survey map
  • Packed lunch (these can be deducted if not required - £5 - 6 per person, per full walking day)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Lift to station or back to Frodsham at the end of the walk.

Nearest station - Frodsham. Whitchurch at the end of the walk

Description

This walking holiday follows the way marked Sandstone Trail, along the ridge from Beacon Hill at Frodsham, through Delamere Forest, past Beeston Castle and over the Peckforton Hills to Grindley Brook near Whitchurch on the Shropshire border. The ridge divides the low plains of the River Dee to the west and the River Weaver to the East and has great views over the Cheshire Plain to the Welsh Hills. The ridge is characterised by rocky sandstone outcrops and wooded areas, finally giving way to rolling farmland towards Whitchurch. Total walking distance is 30 - 35 miles depending on overnight stops. The walk is relatively gentle with some more moderate hilly sections.

Byways Breaks offer a number of options on this walking holiday -

  • The gentle option is a 3 night, 4 day break with max of 10 miles a day
  • The moderate is a 3 night, 3 day break of 11 - 12 miles a day 
  • The strenuous break is 2 nights, 2 days walking of 15 - 17.5 miles a day. 
  • We can also tailor this holiday - please contact us.

Price (per person)

Number of Nights B&Bs/Farm
2 nights (2 days walking) £190
3 (4 days walking) £250
3 (3 days walking) £250
Single supp/night £10 -20

Discounts & Offers

Group discount - 10% group discount for 4 or more adults

Accommodation

Accommodation is varied and depends on whether iyou choose the gentle, moderate or strenuous walking holiday option. Mix includes pub, farms, hotels with an option on some holidays it is possible to upgrade on one night to The Willington Hall Country House Hotel. See the itineraries for details. Packed lunch provided except for first day, if walking on day of arrival.


Itinerary

ITINERARY - Gentle, 3 nights 4 days

First Day - Arrive Frodsham lunchtime/early afternoon. We meet you to collect your luggage and run through the arrangements. Have a look around Frodsham and walk onto the ridge, (views over the Mersey), to edge of Delamere Forest. Accommodation at small Farm 4 miles

Day 2 - Walk through Delamere Forest, Primrose Hill Wood and past Summertrees tearooms (worth a stop for homemade cake). 8 miles. Collected from path at Willington Hall, 5 minute ride to pub accommodation.

Day 3 - Lift back to path and gentle walk past the canal to Beeston Castle (worth a climb up on a fine day). Continue onto the Peckforton Hills, past the Candleworkshops and Pheasant Inn at Burwardsley. Farmhouse accommodation. Eat at the Cholmondeley Arms - Cheshire Dining pub of the year many times. 10.5 miles

Day 4 - Today's walk takes you back onto the ridge for a short distance and then through farmland to the end of the walk where we meet you with your luggage and take you back to the car or on to the station. 11 miles, or option to stop on the edge of Whitchurch, at Grindley Brook. 9 miles. If you prefer to stay the night before leaving for home can either spend the night in Frodsham, or Whitchurch.

 

ITINERARY - Moderate, 3 nights, 3 days

First Day - Arrive in Frodsham. Hotel accommodation

Day 2 - We meet you to collect luggage and run through arrangements. Walk from Frodsham onto the ridge, (views over the Mersey), to Delamere Forest. Then through Primrose Hill wood, past Summertrees tearooms. 11 - 12 miles (Pub accommodation off path, collected from path by Byways/taxi, drop back next day), or can upgrade to Country House Hotel on the path.

Day 3 - You are dropped back at path and gentle walk through farmland, over the canal to Beeston Castle. From here head onto the Peckforton Hills, pass the Candleworkshops and Pheasant Inn, at Burwardsley. Farmhouse accommodation. Eat at the Cholmondeley Arms - Cheshire Dining pub of the year many times. 12 miles

Day 4 - Today's walk takes you back onto the ridge for a short distance and then through rolling Cheshire farmland to the end of the walk where we meet you with your luggage and take you back to the car or on to the station. 11 miles, or option to stop on the edge of Whitchurch 9 miles.

We are flexible and for people not traveling far, this option can be done over 2 nights with 3 days walking, not staying in Frodsham and start walking on the first morning. - contact us for price

ITINERARY - Strenuous, 2 nights, 2 days walking

First Day - Arrive in Frodsham. Hotel accommodation

Day 2 - We meet you to collect luggage and run through the arrangements. Walk from the Hotel and onto the ridge, with views over the Mersey, to Delamere Forest, through Primrose Hill wood and past Summertrees tearooms. From here to Beeston Castle on onto the Peckforton Hills. Good inn accommodation. About 18 miles

Day 3 - Today's walk takes you along the ridge for a short distance and then through rolling Cheshire farmland to the end of the walk where we meet you with your luggage and take you back to the car or on to the station. 15 miles, or option to stop on the edge of Whitchurch 13 miles.

We are flexible and for people not traveling far, this option can be done over 1 night with 2 days walking, not staying in Frodsham and start walking on the first morning. - contact us for price

Accommodation Booking
and Luggage Service

A flexible service for walkers on long distance walks including Offa's Dyke, Pembrokeshire Coast Path and more.

What Others Say...

"Many thanks for a most memorable holiday break, and we shall look forward to doing something similar again in the not too distant future!"

Mr and Mrs M, Cheshire

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