Two castles on the Sandstone Trail

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Mar 14
2020

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£12.50
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13.5km in total, some muddy bits, stiles and the odd fallen tree. Couple of steep downhill bits but nothing terribly scrambly.

A lovely walk in the Cheshire countryside, along part of the Sandstone Trail, including a pub lunch and with an optional visit to Beeston Castle.

We will start at Beeston car park and walk to Peckforton castle via Peckforton Mere, taking in the views near the castle then meander through forest and across a few fields that circle the castle, stop off at the pub about 1.30 - 2 for lunch, stroll along the canal up to an interesting lock gate then back to the car park no later than 3 to spend an hour exploring Beeston Castle including caves and roundhouses.

Car park is £3, castle is £8, half price to English Heritage members.

Castle tour optional as it’s at the end when we get back to the car park.

13.5km in total, some muddy bits, stiles and the odd fallen tree. Couple of steep downhill bits but nothing terribly scrambly.

Beeston Castle is a former Royal castle in Beeston, Cheshire, England, perched on a rocky sandstone crag 350 feet above the Cheshire Plain. It was built in the 1220s by Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester, on his return from the Crusades.

Peckforton Castle is a Victorian country house built in the style of a medieval castle. It stands in woodland at the north end of Peckforton Hills one mile (2 km) northwest of the village of  Peckforton. The house was built in the middle of the 19th century as a family home for  John Tollemache , a wealthy Cheshire landowner, estate manager, and Member of Parliament. 

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