GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Kelsall Walks

9 miles (14.2 km)

This Cheshire based village makes a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside and woodland of the expansive Delamere Forest and the Sandstone Hills.
This route uses sections of the Eddisbury Way, the Sandstone Trail and the Delamere Way to create a circular walk through the surrounding area. On the way there's a visit to Delamere Forest, Blakemere Moss and the excellent viewpoint at Old Pale Hill.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the Eddisbury Way and follow the waymarked footpath north to Brine's Brow, where the route meets with the Baker Way. This route heads east into Delamere Forest where woodland trails will lead you past Black Lake to Blakemere Moss. There's a nice circular trail to try around this pretty lake.
You then pick up the Sandstone Trail and follow it south to Pale Heights on Old Pale Hill. Here you can enjoy fine views to the Manchester skyline, Merseyside and and the mountains of North Wales. There's also three transmitter masts which carry radio, television and telephone signals.
You continue past Nettleford Wood, Hangingstone Hill, Primrosehill Wood, Urchins Kitchen and Summertrees. You then head west passing Boothdale before linking up with the Eddisbury Way again near Weetwood Common and Willington Corner. You can then follow the trail north back into Kelsall.

Postcode

CW6 0RZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Kelsall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kelsall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Kelsall

  • Delamere Forest - Enjoy miles of walking and cycling trails in this 2,400 acre forest on the Cheshire Plain, near Frodsham.
    For walkers there's several easy waymarked trails to try
  • Old Pale Hill - This circular walk climbs to the viewpoint at Old Pale Hill in Delamere Forest.
    The walk starts from Delamere train station but you could also start it at the visitor centre car park nearer to the hill
  • Tattenhall - This Cheshire village is in a great location for exploring the Shropshire Union Canal and the woodland and countryside of the Cheshire Plain.
  • Tarporley - Tarporley is a very pretty Cheshire village with some nice country trails and waterside walks along the nearby canal towpath.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Little Budworth Country Park - Explore woodland, lowland heath, ponds and boggy mires in this country park near Winsford
  • Peckforton Castle and Peckforton Hills - Explore the Peckforton Castle Estate and the Peckforton Hills on this walk in Cheshire
  • Burwardsley - This Cheshire based village is crossed by two signficant long distance trails
  • Tattenhall - This Cheshire village is in a great location for exploring the Shropshire Union Canal and the woodland and countryside of the Cheshire Plain.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Delamere Way - Take a walk along the Delamere Way and visit Delamere Forest Park and the Trent and Mersey Canal.
    The path starts in Frodsham and heads south to Delamere Forest with its 2,400 acres of mixed deciduous and evergreen woodland and Blakemere Moss - a lake around 1km in length
  • Baker Way - Take a stroll along the Baker Way from Chester to Delamere Forest on this pleasant, varied walk.
    The walk starts at Chester railway station and heads east along the Shropshire Union Canal to Rowton
  • 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
  • Hatchmere Lake - Enjoy a short easy walk around the pretty Hatch Mere on this walk in Delamere Forest.

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village head to The Morris Dancer for some well earned refreshment. The historic pub dates back to the 1630s and has a fine interior. Outside there's a splendid large garden area for warmer days. You can find them on Chester Road with postcode CW6 0RZ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and woodland trails on the route are great for dog walking. The Morris Dancer mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you continue south along the Sandstone Trail you could visit neighbouring Tarporley. On the walk that starts here you can climb to the viewpoint at Beeston Castle and enjoy and easy waterside walk along the Shropshire Union Canal.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.

Photos

The Lord Binning, Kelsall (geograph 2664026)

Kelsall centre.

St. Philip's Church, Kelsall - geograph.org.uk - 2663995

St. Philip's Church, Kelsall

Kissing gate on Kelsall Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1750580

Kissing gate on Kelsall Hill. Beyond the kissing gate the footpath drops more steeply to Longley Lane.

Footpath through Delamere Forest - geograph.org.uk - 63344

Footpath through Delamere Forest

Blakemere Moss - geograph.org.uk - 62458

Blakemere Moss. A large area recently flooded by the Forestry Commission to provide a nature reserve which it is hoped will develop as sphagnum bogland.

Delamere. View from Pale Heights. - geograph.org.uk - 207829

Delamere. View from Old Pale Heights. Taken from the western slope just below the radio masts. View due north towards the Mersey. Fiddlers Ferry power station clearly visible 17 km away, with the Pennines beyond.

Willington Corner - geograph.org.uk - 2008999

Willington Corner

Fields off Common Lane - geograph.org.uk - 2008995

Fields off Common Lane, south of the village.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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