GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Burwardsley Walks

14 miles (22.5 km)

This Cheshire based village is crossed by two signficant long distance trails. There's also some fine local hill climbs to historic sites and miles of woodland trails in the surrounded forested areas.
This figure of eight loop walk visits some of the walking highlights of the area from the village. On the route you'll pass Peckforton Castle and Peckforton Hills, Beeston Castle, Bickerton Hill and Maiden Castle.
The walk starts in the village and uses sections of the Eddisbury Way and Sandstone Trail to visit Peckforton Castle and Beeston Castle to the north east. Peckforton Castle is a Victoriancountry housebuilt in the style of amedievalcastle during the 19th century. It is now operated as a hotel. Beeston Castle dates from the 13th century and is one of the most popular viewpoints in the region.
You then head south along the Sandstone Trail through the Peckforton Hills to Bulkeley Hill, Bickerton Hill and Maiden Castle. The Iron Age hill fort dates from 600BCand commands a fine view over theCheshire Plain
You then head past Brown Knowl and Harthill to return to the village.


CH3 9NU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Burwardsley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Burwardsley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Burwardsley

  • Bishop Bennet Way - The Bishop Bennet Way is a shared walking and cycling path running from Beeston in Cheshire to Wirswall on the Shropshire borders
  • Eddisbury Way - Follow the Eddisbury way from Frodsham to Burwardsley on this walk through Cheshire.
    You start by the River Weaver at Frodsham and head south to Kelshall, passing through Manley Common and skirting the edge of Delamere Forest
  • Midshires Way - This route follows public bridleways and quiet country lanes through Middle England, from Bledlow, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, to Stockport in Greater Manchester
  • Sandstone Trail - This is a popular walk that runs through Cheshire and Shropshire from Frodsham to Whitchurch.
    The path starts in Frodsham and heads south to Frodsham Hill with lovely views over the Cheshire Plain and the Mersey Estuary
  • Peckforton Castle and Peckforton Hills - Explore the Peckforton Castle Estate and the Peckforton Hills on this walk in Cheshire
  • Beeston Castle - Climb to the ruins of this 13th century castle and enjoy wonderful views over the Cheshire Plain on this short circular walk in the Peckforton Hills
  • Bickerton Hill and Maiden Castle - This walk uses part of the Sandstone Trail to visit Maiden Castle Iron Age hill fort and Bickerton Hill
  • Tarporley - Tarporley is a very pretty Cheshire village with some nice country trails and waterside walks along the nearby canal towpath.
  • Bulkeley Hill - Enjoy a walk through these peaceful woods to the Bulkeley Hill viewpoint on this walk in Cheshire
  • Tattenhall - This Cheshire village is in a great location for exploring the Shropshire Union Canal and the woodland and countryside of the Cheshire Plain.
  • Shropshire Union Canal - Travel from the ourskirts of Wolverhampton to Ellesmere Port on this long distance waterside walk along the Shropshire Union Canal.
    The route starts at Autherley Junction in the Oxley area of Wolverhampton
  • Farndon - This pretty village is located on the banks of the River Dee right on the England-Wales Border
  • Bunbury - This delightful Cheshire based village is a lovely place for a stroll
  • Eccleston - This Cheshire based village lies just to the south of the city of Chester.


The Pheasant Inn is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. They serve fine home cooked food which you can enjoy with a countryside view from the lovely garden area. You can find them at postcode CH3 9PF.

Dog Walking

The country and woodland trails around the village are ideal for dog walking. The Pheasant mentioned above is also very dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north and you will find the neighbouring village of Tattenhall. 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.
To the west there's the interesting village of Farndon. The village includes a noteworthy medieval bridge which spans the River Dee, connecting England to Holt in Wales. The Bishop Bennet Way and the Marches Way run past the settlement.
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.
Bunbury locks and the associated village of Bunbury are located just to the east. The impressive staircase locks on the Shropshire Union Canal and the delightful historic settlement are well worth a visit.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.


Burwardsley - Pheasant Inn

Pheasant Inn, Burwardsley. The Pheasant Inn, in the village of Burwardsley, sits on the western edge of the Peckforton Hills, a Ridge of Triassic Sandstone rising above the Cheshire Plain .


Parish Church of St John the Divine, Burwardsley

Peckforton Castle 2014

Peckforton Castle 2014

Peckforton Hills 2

Peckforton Hills 2

Beeston Castle - Inner Gatehouse

Beeston Castle

Natural viewing platform, Bulkeley Hill - - 2333767

Natural viewing platform, Bulkeley Hill

Bickerton Hill

Bickerton Hill

View towards Maiden Castle ramparts - - 1830107

View towards Maiden Castle ramparts


GPS Files

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