GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sandstone Trail Circular Walk

13 miles (21 km)

A route from Frodsham using the Sandstone Trail and the Delamere Way to create a fine 13 mile circular walk. The route visits and Iron Age hillfort, the expansive Delamere Forest and Blakemere Moss Lake.
Starting in Frodsham follow the Sandstone Trail up to Frodsham Hill and Woodhouses hill fort at the northern end of theMid Cheshire Ridge. There's fabulous views over the Cheshire Plain and the Mersey estuary from this section of the walk.
The route continues south past Alvanley Cliff and the Grade II listed Austerson Old Hall which dates from the 17th century.
Follow the trail round to the east across Manley Common into Delamere Forest. Here you'll find 2,400 acres of mixed deciduous and evergreen woodland and Blakemere Moss lake. Follow the trails around the lake and then return to Frodsham on the Delamere Way, passing Birch Hill on the way. You could also follow the Eddisbury Way back to Frodsham if you prefer. It is a slightly longer path, running just to the east of the Delamere Way.

Sandstone Trail Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sandstone Trail Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Delamere Forest you'll find the Carriers Inn overlooking the pretty Hatchmere Lake. The food here is very good and they also have a nice outdoor garden area for warmer days. They are also dog friendly and can be found on the Delamere Road at a postcode of WA6 6NL.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can pick up the Baker Way in Delamere Forest. The easy path will take you to Chester with a pleasant stretch along the Shropshire Union Canal.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Walking on the Sandstone Trail - - 734044

Walking on the Sandstone Trail near Frodsham

Frodsham - view from the Sandstone Trail - - 250844


Sandstone Trail Netherton

Sandstone Trail Netherton

Austerson Old Hall - - 430956

Austerson Old Hall

Alvanley - view from the Sandstone Trail - - 499645


Manley - view along the Sandstone Trail - - 499654


Blakemere Moss, Delamere - - 1313506

Blakemere Moss, Delamere

Vista from Frodsham Hill - - 96954

Vista from Frodsham Hill

GPS Files

GPX File

Sandstone Trail Circular Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Sandstone Trail Circular Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)