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It is one of the best walks in Northwest England and arguably the ultimate Cheshire Way.

The Trail stretches for 34 miles/55 kilometres and offers superb, unbroken, and often elevated walking across the still largely green and pleasant English county of Cheshire.

We walked just a short section including Bickerton Hill

Old Fort walk


PARKING-Pool Lane National Trust car park (free), off Goldford Lane (opposite Pool Farm), Bickerton SY14 8LN. 

MILES3-4  miles approx.


TERRAIN-Good paths throughout, with easy walking , some slight incline

A pleasant and varied circular exploring the heathery hills around Maiden Castle hillfort.

This is a great walk for all ages and abilities that explores the very best and possibly the finest section of the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge. We walked through purple heather on great sandy path to f Maiden Castle hillfort, with good signage throughout. 

Admire the  stunning views across the Dee Valley to the Welsh hills, go down through open birch woods, then circle back through sandy lanes via the picturesque settlement of Brown Knowl.

Care is needed on the top as some steep drop edges for the little ones, but the paths are great and once you are up along the top the hardest work has been done.


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