Delamere Forest and the Sandstone Trail 2019
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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.
The nearest railway station is Delamere, which is a couple of miles from the start of the walk. If you plan to come by train then aim to get to this station about 10.15 then someone can come and meet you and give you a lift to the start.
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).