Delamere Forest and the Sandstone Trail, 2021
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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.
All photos taken by Andrew
Micro Events – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
- Please join events within around one hour’s travel from your home, rather than travelling longer distances to get there.
- Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
- Public transport use to the start point is discouraged, as this is a non-essential journey. No car sharing to the start point unfortunately either.
- Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice.
- Each person can only attend one OutdoorLads micro event a week. (Leaders to leave at least three days between events they lead.)
- On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch.
- Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
- Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
- Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!
What to bring
Please bring a waterproof jacket and a fleece in case it gets cold bring waterproofs. 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).