Feb
18

Delamere Forest and the Sandstone Trail (38677)

Event Overview

 

An easy 7 mile walk along part of the Sandstone Trail in Delamere Forest.

We will meet at the Barns Bridge Gate Car Park and will walk through Delamere Forest on the Sandstone Trail. On leaving the Forest, the trail goes up a slight hill and the summit, Pale Heights, has a trig point and three transmitter masts which carry radio, television and telephone signals. There is a view point with views of seven counties: Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Shropshire and Staffordshire in England, and Denbighshire and Flintshire in Wales.

We then carry on along the Trail for a short while before turning off onto a Roman Roa...

 

An easy 7 mile walk along part of the Sandstone Trail in Delamere Forest.

We will meet at the Barns Bridge Gate Car Park and will walk through Delamere Forest on the Sandstone Trail. On leaving the Forest, the trail goes up a slight hill and the summit, Pale Heights, has a trig point and three transmitter masts which carry radio, television and telephone signals. There is a view point with views of seven counties: Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Shropshire and Staffordshire in England, and Denbighshire and Flintshire in Wales.

We then carry on along the Trail for a short while before turning off onto a Roman Road which leads to the site of the Eddisbury Hill Fort.

We will then descend to the Forest Visitor Centre when we will stop for lunch (food and drinks are available). After lunch we return to the Forest and walk around Blakemere Moss before returning to the start. There may be time to visit a local pub after the walk.

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What to bring

Its still winter so please wrap up well, bring waterproofs and an extra fleece. It could be muddy in places so proper boots are essential.

 

Food & Drink

Bring a packed lunch and some drinks. You may be able to buy hot drinks and snacks at the Visitor Centre (but there could be a queue if the centre is busy).

Meeting & Times

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Additional Information

How do I register for this walk?

Once you're logged in click 'BOOK NOW' then put the details in your personal diary! If you are unsure then you can click 'INTERESTED' - this won't hold an event place but will add the event to your dashboard. If the event is already full and you want to join the reserve list, click 'JOIN WAITING LIST'. Places very often become available and are filled on a first-registered basis.

Can someone give me a lift?

Very often, yes! If you can offer a lift or need one, post a comment below or message a member directly if you know they live nearby.

Something's come up and I can no longer make it - what should I do?

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, click 'CANCEL ATTENDANCE' so that someone else can come along instead.

But the last booking date has passed - what should I do now?

Please message me direct to let me know.

I'm lost and think I'm going to be late - how can I let you know?

If you are late or lost, please call me on 07930 194289

This is my first event and I'm feeling a bit nervous - will you look after me?!

Of course! OutdoorLads members come from all walks of life and are as varied as our events. You will meet some nice mates and have a great time. The Event Leader will ensure you are made welcome and introduced to others. Do feel free to message the leader and ask to meet beforehand if you wish.

What's the weather going to be like?

The Met Office provides the local weather forecast for the area. Please note this walk will still take place no matter what the weather!

 


Event Reference No:
38677