The Longster trail runs from Helsby to Chester via the villages of Great Barrow and Guilden Sutton. The path starts on Helsby Hill with great views of the Cathedrals in Liverpool, Beeston Castle and the mountains of North Wales. You then head south west passing Manley Mere, Great Barrow and Guilden Sutton village. The path is named after Frank Longster, a local man who served as chairman of the Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society during the 1970s.
Longster Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Longster Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Longster Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Longster Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the east of the trail around Ashton Hayes you could pick up the Baker Way and follow it to the expansive Delamere Forest where there are miles of good cycling and walking trails to try.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.