Peckforton Castle and Peckforton Hills
Explore the Peckforton Castle Estate and the Peckforton Hills on this walk in Cheshire. The walk makes use of the Sandstone Trail to take you along woodland trails with great views of the surrounding Cheshire countryside from the elevated Sandstone Ridge. If you head north along the ridge you could also visit the ruins of the 13th century Beeston Castle. It's a short climb with fabulous views over the beautiful countryside of the Cheshire Plain.
If you were to head south along the trail you would soon come to Bickerton Hill and Maiden Castle where there are more great views and the Iron Age hill fort of Maiden Castle.
The circular Burwardsley Walk starts from the nearby village and climbs to the castle as well as exploring Beeston Castle, Bickerton Hill and the nearby Bulkeley Hill.
PostcodeCW6 9TN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Peckforton Castle and Peckforton Hills Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Peckforton Castle and Peckforton Hills Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Peckforton Castle and Peckforton Hills OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Peckforton Castle and Peckforton Hills Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Pheasant Inn is a great place for refreshments after your walk. The pub has a lovely garden area with wonderful views over the Cheshire Plain. It's the perfect place to relax outside after your exercise. There's a great menu and it's also dog friendly. You can find the pub in Burwardsley with a postcode of CH3 9PF.
The Bickerton Poacher is also nearby, just to the south of the hills. It's a friendly pub with a good menu and an outdoor seating area for finer days. It's a nice place to relax and enjoy the view after your exercise. They also do good quality accommodation and have a camp site if you need to stay over. You can find the pub on the Wrexham Rd, Bulkeley, with a postcode of SY14 8BE for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the west you will find the pleasant village of Tattenhall. Here you can visit the noteworthy Ice Cream Farm, the largest ice cream shop in the world. The popular tourist attraction includes expansive children's play areas, farm animals and quad bikes. You can find them at Drumlan Hall, Newton Ln, CH3 9NE.
Just to the south east of Bickerton you'll find Cholmondeley where you can explore the 19th century Cholmondeley Castle. The castle is surrounded by 70 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens with an arboretum, herbaceous borders, lakes and a fine viewpoint to enjoy. Near here there's also the market town of Malpas with its timber framed properties and noteworthy 14th century church.
Bunbury locks and the associated village of Bunbury are located just to the east. The impressive staircase locks on the Shropshire Union Canal and the delightful historic settlement are well worth a visit.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.