Frodsham, Cheshire Sunday 1st May 2011

Today’s Walks

Strenuous Leader: Allan & Nicole Fraser   Distance: Approx 10.5 miles

The walk begins with a climb out of Frodsham, heading towards the Delamere Way. Early on there is a good view east over the Cheshire Plain. The Delamere Way zig zags to the Delamere Forest, including short sections on roads, but these are safe and comfortable for walkers. We then walk along the edge of the Forest to the Sandstone Trail from which there are fine views over the Mersey Basin (try to ignore the oil refineries). The Trail follows high ground back to Frodsham, taking in ‘The Monument’, the war memorial which overlooks the plain. There is then a short descent to the town. There will be plenty of time for refreshments.

Moderate Leader: Peter Denton   Distance: 8 Miles

We start with a testing climb to the summit of this walk, to join the Sandstone Trail, past Woodhouse Hill Fort. Turning inland to Riley Bank, then heading on to Newton and Fivecrosses then on back to Frodsham. This walk is better than the notes!

Leisurely Leader: Joan McGlinchey & Cynthia Prescott   Distance: 6 miles

This walk will be taken at a leisurely pace but starts with the climb up along the Sandstone Trail up to the monument at the top of the hill overlooking Frodsham. The views over the estuary are well worth the climb if you are up for it! There are no stiles on this walk, only good kissing gates and a good variety of woodland paths, tracks and lanes. There is quite a bit of fairly flat walking but there are also uphill and downhill sections, particularly at the start and towards the finish. We go along the Delamere Way for a short time and along a nature trail and have superb views when we stop for lunch.

Easy Leader: Irene Wilcock & Dianne Pennington   Distance: 6 miles

An uphill start as we make our way to the War Memorial and views over the Mersey. The walk continues to pass Heathercliffe, Shepherds Houses and on to the Lady Heyes Centre (coffee/toilet stop). Finally, we return to the centre on good paths after passing Belleair and then through Bradley.