Beeston, Burwardsley Hill and Peckforton

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From the car park at Beeston castle, we utilise the Sandstone Trail around Peckforton Castle to the summit of Bulkley Hill, with good views as far as Shropshire and the Staffordshire Hills, then take lanes and field-paths back to the castle. Waypoints 1 to 20 follow the Sandstone Trail; the marker is a black arrow head with an s in a boot

Standing majestically on sheer, rocky crags, Beeston Castle has perhaps the most stunning views from any castle in England. Its history stretches back over 4,000 years, to when it was a Bronze Age hill-fort.

The huge castle was built from 1226 and soon became a royal stronghold, only falling centuries later during the English Civil War. Inspired by what he had heard when knights returned from the Holy Land in the early thirteenth Century, Earl Ranulf of Chester had set about building himself this virtually impregnable castle.

The above info from: www.ukattraction.com/north-west-england/beeston-castle.htm

See also: www.heritage.me.uk/castles/beeston.htm

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
01/05/2017 - Richard Bradford

By waypoint 23 the farmer has cultivated and fenced off the direct route to the stile and road. Just needs a bit of skirting round to the left, and ducking under a wire We did try the track to the right, but he'd blocked that (may have been temporary) Great views of the castles!

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