Enjoy a walk through these peaceful woods to the Bulkeley Hill viewpoint on this walk in Cheshire. The woods are run by the National Trust and include 12 acres (5 hectares) of semi-natural ancient woodland. You can start the walk from the little village of Bulkeley, following public footpaths to Bulkeley Woods and the Sandstone Trail to the hill top viewpoint. From here there are splendid views over the Cheshire Plain.
You can further explore the area by trying the Peckforton Castle and Peckforton Hills Walk which runs past the site. You could also head west along the Sandstone Trail and visit Bickerton Hill and Maiden Castle.
Bulkeley Hill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bulkeley Hill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bulkeley Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bulkeley Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Just to the west of the hill you'll find the Bickerton Poacher. It's a friendly pub with a good menu and an outdoor seating area for finer days. It's a nice place to relax and enjoy the view after your exercise. They also do good quality accommodation and have a camp site if you need to stay over. You can find the pub on the Wrexham Rd, Bulkeley, with a postcode of SY14 8BE for your sat navs. They're also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The circular Burwardsley Walk starts from the nearby village and climbs to the hill as well as exploring the Peckforton Hills, Beeston Castle and the nearby Bickerton Hill.
A few miles to the north there's the pleasant village of Tattenhall to explore. Here you can visit the noteworthy Ice Cream Farm, the largest ice cream shop in the world. The popular tourist attraction includes expansive children's play areas, farm animals and quad bikes. You can find them at Drumlan Hall, Newton Ln, CH3 9NE.
Just to the south east of Bickerton you'll find Cholmondeley where you can explore the 19th century Cholmondeley Castle. The castle is surrounded by 70 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens with an arboretum, herbaceous borders, lakes and a fine viewpoint to enjoy. Near here there's also the market town of Malpas with its timber framed properties and noteworthy 14th century church.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.