This long half-day or full day loop explores two contrasting mid-Cheshire hill forts. Eddisbury is the largest and most complex of the Ridge's prehistoric hilltop enclosures, while similar Kelsborrow overlooks the lovely wooded combe of Boothsdale with its hidden pub. Together with a Roman road, Saxon bush, and medieval hunting lodge, they make for a fascinating circuit.
Start: Linmere (Delamere Forest). Distance: 13 km (8 miles). Time: 4.5-6 hours. Difficulty: Medium.