Helsby and Frodsham

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I found this walk quite exacting for its length as there is a fair amount of ups and downs. There were few walkers in the area except on the section above the sandstone cliffs which is, of course, the highlight of the walk. Here there is the extensive view north of the great bend of the Mersey as it turns towards the sea and even the huge ICI works don't look too bad from up here, while the Welsh hills are always somewhere on the horizon. The lanes and fields to the south of the sandstone edge are very tranquil and very well-signposted.

England - North England - Cheshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
8/10/2019 - Martin Stimson

Did this walk on July 7th and found it to be a really enjoyable walk. We found the distance and the timing accurate, and included a picnic at the top of the hill. Try to pick a fine day to get the most from the views which are fascinating. I agree with Ian's comment below, waymark 4 and 5 has altered a bit. The holly tree is not so visible and the path seems to find its own way right towards the stile into the lane. It looks and feels a bit overgrown but there really is only one way to go. Lots to see in the way of plants, trees and animals and the monuments views are great. Would do this walk again when visiting the area.

6/24/2015 - Ian Cross

Excellent walk. I somehow went wrong between waymarks 4 and 5,not seeing the holly tree. I think if you follow the Longster trail signs you go straight to Tarvin Road, whereas I took a left turn (missing the direction 'the path curves right') and ended up on Bates lane. My fault and easily rectified. Directions otherwise very easy to follow.

4/15/2013 - Gareth turner

Great Walk, it was obviously compiled a few years ago so there are some changes. Position 11. There is only one kissing gate which is on the side before you descend into the sunken road, and Position 12 there are no kissing gates anymore, so just carry straight on. Position 21 is no longer confusing it is now signposted correctly. Position 25 the enclosed path no longer exists, it is completely overgrown, and for position 26 there is no post marker so just look, it is pretty obvious which path downhill it is. Thoroughly enjoyed it all.

4/8/2013 - geoff peel

Just got back from this excellent walk..Thanks.

3/14/2012 - John Beard

My wife and I did the walk today, missed out a little on the views because of low cloud, however the walk was excellent. I have several Jim Gindle walks and they are all of a high standard, and this is one of the best. Plan to do it again on a day with better visibility.

1/30/2012 - Mike Sanders

Excellent walk, thank you, the best my wife and I have followed on this site so far.

4/3/2006 - Skeet Williams

This was the 6th Jim Grindle walk that I had done. Again, it was excellent. Easy to follow & very accurate, though I have come to a couple of conclusions: Jim LOVES mud or Jim's walks are extremely popular!! :) I have also discovered that Jim Grindle roughly translated from ancient gaelic means - Man of Mud!! ;) Only joking Jim, I truly do enjoy your walks..

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