Climb to this prominent hill on the Mid-Cheshire Ridge on this lovely walk in Cheshire. Frodsham or Overton Hill stands at a height of 500 feet (152 metres) offering fabulous views over the Cheshire Plain and the Mersey estuary. The walk also visits Woodhouses Iron Age Hillfort which is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The walk starts at the Frodsham Hill car park just to the south of the hill on Bellemonte Road. From here you can pick up the North Cheshire Way to the Frodsham War Memorial. The sandstone obelisk is dedicated to the memory of the fallen in World Wars I and II and sits on Frodsham Hill. From here you pick up the Sandstone Trail and head south west along the ridge to Woodhouse Iron Age Hillfort. You then turn around and follow woodland trails back to the start point.
To extend your walking in the area you could head to the nearby Helsby Hill where there's another Iron Age Hillfort, more great views and nice woodland trails.
The Delamere Way also passes the hill. You can follow it south east to visit Delamere Forest and Blakemere Moss Lake near Kelsall.
PostcodeWA6 6BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Frodsham Hill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Frodsham Hill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Frodsham Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Frodsham Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Ring o' Bells is located very close to the car park at the start of the route. The pub dates back 400 years and includes real log fires for colder days. Outside there's a lovely large garden if the sun is shining. They do a fine Sunday roast and can be found at 2 Bellemonte Road with a postcode of WA6 6BS for your sat navs.
The woodland trails on the hill are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on a fine day. The Ring o' Bells pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The long distance Weaver Way starts/ends in the town. The waterside route takes you along the Trent and Mersey Canal, the Shropshire Union Canal and the River Weaver Navigation to Audlem.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.