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Sandstone Ridge Cheshire
Sandstone Ridge Cheshire
Delamere Forest Station Sign

We detail below some helpful routes to this 'magical landscape'.

BY RAIL
Five railway stations are located on the Sandstone Ridge.

  • Delamere Railway Station is on the Mid Cheshire Line from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester via Stockport, Altrincham, Knutsford and Northwich. The station is unstaffed and has a small no-charge car park. There is a payphone at the station but no toilets. Refreshments are available in the Station Cafe — which is in the former station house.
  • Frodsham Railway Station is on the Chester to Manchester Piccadilly Line via Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East and Warrington Bank Quay.
  • Helsby Railway Station is on the Chester to Manchester Piccadilly Line via Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East and Warrington Bank Quay.
  • Cuddington Railway Station is on the Mid Cheshire Line from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester via Stockport, Altrincham, Knutsford and Northwich. The station is on the A49, Warrington Road at the cross roads with Norley Road. The station is unstaffed and there is a small no-charge car park. There is a payphone at the station but no toilets.
  • Mouldsworth Railway Station is on the Mid Cheshire Line from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester via Stockport, Altrincham, Knutsford and Northwich. The station is on the B5393 Station Road directly opposite the Goshawk pub and restaurant. The station is unstaffed and has a no-charge car park for 15 vehicles. There is no payphone or toilets at the station.

BY BUS
Numerous bus services operate within the Sandstone Ridge area as follows:

  • No.48 Route: Northwich-Greenbank-Kingsley-Frodsham — Operator: Howards Travel
  • No.56 Route: Tiverton-Bunbury-Spurstow-Nantwich — Operator: Routemaster
  • No.66 Route: Tiverton-Bunbury-Spurstow-Nantwich — Operator: Halton Community Transport
  • No.82/82C Route: Chester-Vicars Cross-Kelsall-Tarvin-Hartford-Northwich — Operator: Arriva
  • No.83 Route: Tiverton-Bunbury-Spurstow-Nantwich — Operator: Halton Community Transport
  • No.84 Route: Chester-Vicars Cross-Kelsall-Tarvin-Nantwich-Crewe — Operator: Arriva
  • No.89 Route: Nantwich-Bulkeley-Broxton-Frandon-Wrexham — Operator: Routemaster
  • No.X2 Route: Chester-Countess Hospital-Ellesmere Port -Elton - Helsby-Frodsham- Runcorn — Operator: Stagecoach
  • No.X30 Route: Chester-Helsby-Frodsham-Runcorn-Warrington — Operator: Arriva

ON FOOT

  • With 368 km of public rights of way, there are plentiful ways to explore the Sandstone Ridge on foot.
  • Whether you are walking the length of The Sandstone Trail, or you are looking for a shorter circular walk, we have walking trails for everyone.
  • The Sandstone Ridge is covered by OS EXPLORER maps numbers 257 (Crewe & Nantwich) and 267 (Northwich & Delamere Forest).

CAR PARKS ACROSS THE RIDGE

Northern Area

  • Helsby Quarry car park (free), Alvanley Road, Helsby WA6 9PU. Map Ref. SJ 491749
  • Frodsham has various car parks including Moor Lane car park (free for two hours) WA6 7AE. Map Ref. SJ 515 779
  • Beacon Hill car park (free), Simons Lane, Frodsham. Map Ref. SJ 519 766
  • Delamere Forest has various car parks (pay and display), including Linmere, off Station Road, Delamere CW8 2JD. Map Ref. SJ 548704
  • Gresty's Waste car park (free), Chester Road, Kelsall, Chester CW6 0SP. Map Ref. SJ 541687.
  • The Yeld car park (free), Yeld Lane, Kelsall, Chester CW6 0SZ. Map Ref. SJ 533 692.

Central area

  • Tarporley has various car parks off the High Street within the village (all free), including the British Legion (CW6 0AU), Community Centre (CW6 0AY) and behind the Rising Sun (CW6 0DX). Map Ref: SJ 554 625 (to the centre of the village)
  • Little Budworth Country Park car park (free), Coach Road, Little Budworth Coach Road, Little Budworth CW6 9EJ. Map Ref. SJ 591654
  • Beeston Castle car park (pay and display), opposite Beeston Castle gateway, Chapel Lane, Beeston, near Tarporley CW6 9TX. Map Ref. SJ 541592

Southern area

  • Cheshire Workshops car park (free), Barracks Lane, Higher Burwardsley, Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9PF. Map Ref. SJ 523565
  • Pool Lane National Trust car park (free), off Goldford Lane ) opposite Pool Farm, Bickerton SY14 8LN. Map ref. SJ 503530
  • Allmans Lane National Trust car park (free), off Old Coach Road, Malpas, Cheshire SY14 8LH. Map Ref. SJ 494524