Lady Heyes Farm - Frodsham and the Eddisbury Way

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To the south-east of Frodsham is a large area with no villages but lots of farms connected by tracks and access roads. This walk, which starts at a Craft and Antiques Centre a few miles south of Frodsham, makes a circuit which has as its return leg a recreational trail, the Eddisbury Way. The views from the second part are wide-ranging, as the land to the east is the Mersey Valley and the Cheshire Plain. Apart from one section the route is well-signed and easy to follow. There are toilets, a cafe and plenty of interesting trade shops, including a brewery and a bookshop,at the Craft Centre.

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
24/09/2017 - Martin Ashcroft

Sept 2017. The instructions were not very clear at all in parts, not helped by the lack of way marker signs by Cheshire West.

30/04/2017 - Graham Moss

Walked 25/03/17 to check its suitability for a small church group walk. Reported obstruction on the Eddisbury Way to Ramblers but have had no response. Rechecked route 29/04/17 and fallen tree and overgrown vegetation at WP 11 still a problem and would have made the walk unsuitable for the group walk. As I went prepared for this I spent a fruitful hour clearing the path and am happy to report that the path is now clear. At WP 5 the finger post is still there but the FP sign is missing. The farm sign is directly in front of the post. At WP 9 as you go over the brow of the hill there is a metal gate clearly seen to your right but this is not the one you want. Continue straight ahead and you will find the correct gate. WP 11, having cleared the overgrown vegetation, the path is now easier to spot but if you follow the walk instructions to the metal gate and then turn round and retrace your steps the correct path is the second on the right. Follow the track until a metal gate ahead of you just comes into view, this is where you will find the path on your right. At WP18 the footpath to the left is a metal kissing gate. At WP 23, on both visits, I have been unable to find the Eddisbury Way sign that is mentioned (maybe I should go to SpecSavers!) but just turn to the left as instructed. WP 26 - the dodgy stile has been replaced but care is needed as there is a long drop onto a downward sloping path that can take you by surprise. All that being said Lady Heyes provides some very welcome refreshments at the end of a very pleasant walk.

30/10/2015 - Sharron Edwardson

At point 3 the directions seem to advise going through the farm gate on the left, keeping the buildings on your right, and on to the field. However, the gate now has signs asking people not to go that way. You can either nip through the gate and immediately step sideways onto the field so you're not using their actual drive, or use the stile that's a few metres before you reach the gate. Both ways get you into the same field.

30/10/2015 - Sharron Edwardson

We've just tried to do this walk today (30 Oct '15) and at point 5 on the map/ directions we were faced with a very endearing but lively herd of young cattle. Having three dogs with us there was no way we were going to attempt going through that field and there seemed to be no alternative route so had to abandon our walk and use the map to make up another walk.

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