GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Frodsham Hill

3 miles (5 km)

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 aScheduled 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.

Frodsham Hill Postcode

WA6 6BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Frodsham Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Frodsham Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Frodsham Hill Pubs/Cafes

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.

Frodsham Hill Dog Walking

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.

Photos

Vista from Frodsham Hill - geograph.org.uk - 96954

Vista from Frodsham Hill. Looking NE over Frodsham from the War memorial towards Warrington. The M56 viaduct over the River Weaver in the centre of the photo, the steaming cooling towers of Fiddler's Ferry power station in the background.

Mersey Estuary from Frodsham Hill - geograph.org.uk - 37120

Mersey Estuary from Frodsham Hill. In the foreground is the A56 Chester Road and hidden beyond that the Warrington to Chester railway line and the M56 but only the lonely marshes and the Mersey estuary are visible

Frodsham - view from the Sandstone Trail - geograph.org.uk - 250844

View from the Sandstone Trail. Helsby Hill and the A56 main road are in the middle distance. The Kemira fertiliser plant and the Shell Stanlow oil refinery are in the distance.

Signpost on The Sandstone Trail - geograph.org.uk - 1734996

Signpost on The Sandstone Trail. The signpost, near Jacob's Ladder, gives the walker on the Sandstone Trail two ways to get to Frodsham.

War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1530367

War Memorial. The obelisk, on Overton Hill, was erected to remember the 126 men of Frodsham who fought in and died in the two world wars.

Frodsham Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 74151

This is a view of Frodsham Bridge which very few of those using it would ever recognise. The usual view is of the busy A56 which it carries. The bridge itself spans the border between sectors SJ5278 and 5378 but the foreground is all in 5278. This view is looking south-east from near the railway viaduct.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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