Beeston Castle and the Peckforton Hills

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From the Cheshire Workshops the route takes a narrow lane past the Pheasant Inn before reaching an unmade track leading to another lane and field-paths to Beeston Castle. A visit here is recommended, but the time has not been allowed for in the typical time above. A short walk on lanes is followed by field-paths and a climb over one of the gaps in the hill to a high-level route reaching the top of Bulkeley Hill, with good views as far as the Shropshire hills. More field-paths end at a lane only 800 metres from the start. A short cut can be made, reducing the total length to 7km.

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Gift Shop, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
5/24/2015 - Mike Sanders

Just to say that my wife and I finally managed to redo this walk following Jim's update and found it to be very easy to navigate and we enjoyed every second of it. Thanks Jim, great walk.

10/17/2014 - Phil and Sue Eptlett

Completed this delightful walk today in this very rural part of Cheshire and caught the start of the Autumn colours change. It was most enjoyable and the directions were accurate causing no problem with navigation. At Waypoint 15 for those without a compass head for a point approx. 40 meters to the right of a prominent oak tree. Also at Waypoint 17 the field had been ploughed and was very muddy therefore I followed the left edge of the field round to the kissing gate in the corner ( ignore the one part way round). All in all most enjoyable.

10/1/2014 - Jim Grindle

1/10/2014 - After Michael's comment I made time to check this walk. It now has all new photos and a lot of amended directions to take account of the many changes that have occurred. Jim Grindle.

8/26/2014 - Mike Sanders

Hi. I have been on many of Jim's walks and they are excellent. I have to admit that due to the length of time between this account being written and today(14 years I believe)that there are many landscape changes that make following the route/directions difficult. In particular I found wps 15 - 18 difficult to find, so much so that for safety reasons I turned around and follow my steps back. If anyone could clarify these area's I would be grateful as I would like to complete this walk. Many thanks in advance.

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