Frodsham Hill - Sandstone Trail - Netherton - Ring O' Bells pub - Frodsham Hill (route 1)

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Dog Friendly Pub walk; this circular short hill walk makes use of well-worn paths through beautiful steeply sloped mixed woodland. There are excellent occasional views across the Mersey estuary and a panoramic view from the monument. The route includes a section of the famous Sandstone Trail which will take you through the wooded hillside along the top of the hill to a lovely wooded dell. Although well used this Trail is very rough, uneven, and not level so you need to have a fair bit of agility, and in winter or after heavy rain it will be boggy in places too.

The return route begins by bringing you down through the dell, followed by a much easier bridle path through the woods near the foot of the hill. The pub is near the end of the walk so it’s a good place to fortify yourself, ready for your final climb up the hill, back to the finish at the car park. There are no fields to cross so you won’t meet any farm animals or crops, and no gates or stiles to navigate either.

This walk is suitable for older teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be anything stout and flat soled; but after heavy rain and in winter boots will be needed. There should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts in summer. On your route there are no facilities except those at the pub at the start and finish. If you book in advance you should be able to get a good meal with your pint and water for your dog; an excellent finish to a good walk.

England - North England - Cheshire - Woodland or Forest


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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