Frodsham - Mickledale - Riley Bank - Sandstone Trail - Woodhouse Hill - Frodsham

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This circular walk is along footpaths which are frequently used but the terrain is quite hilly, with some very steep downhill footpath scrambling and some downhill sandstone scrambling, so you need to be quite agile and preferably fit. However, the scenery is very varied and quite spectacular for the latter half of the walk. Most of the footpaths are enclosed so you are unlikely to meet any animals. There are numerous kissing gates but no stiles so the route is very dog friendly.

The paths are likely to be muddy in winter so this walk is best done between spring and autumn when the paths will be drier and there are leaves on the trees, especially in the forest along the famous Standstone Trail, the latter part of which near Frodsham belongs to the National Trust. There are numerous paths in this section, many of them not properly marked so it will not be easy to keep to this route.

This walk is probably most suitable for teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be anything flat soled, but boots will be best; especially if there has recently been heavy rain as the paths could be very muddy. In summer there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts.

On your route there are several bench seats but no refreshments or other facilities.

England - North England - Cheshire - Woodland or Forest


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Wildlife, Woodland

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