Sandstone Trail

Fairly level, with several stiles. Two busy road crossings; may be muddy in places after rain.

Technical sheet
No. 17197621
A Tarporley walk posted on 16/11/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 16/11/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h10[?]
Distance Distance : 3.77km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 38m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 38m
Highest point Highest point : 99m
Lowest point Lowest point : 59m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Tarporley
Starting point Starting point : N 53.159506° / W 2.668732°
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Description

(D/A) From the front door, turn left along the High Street. Just after a postbox in the wall, turn left (“The Close”). When the road bends right, take the path ahead to the left of the gateposts, which ends at a wooden kissing gate into fields. Bear slightly right to a footbridge with metal gates at either end. Cross the next field to a similar footbridge. At the bottom of the next field, go through a metal kissing gate into a track parallel to the A49.

(1) Go through a gap in the fence opposite, cross the busy road quickly but carefully, and go through the gate on the other site. Turn right along a hedged path that runs below a garden to a rough driveway. Turn left (ignoring a stile in the hedge on your right), then turn right onto a waymarked footpath. The hedged path runs pleasantly between fields before being joined from the right by the Sandstone Trail.

(2) Continue straight ahead past a wooden bench to a footbridge and gate. Bear left along the edge of the wood to a footpath sign, with views of Beeston Castle ahead. Turn left (signposted “Tarporley”) to a kissing gate. Walk up the left-hand side of the field, next to the wood and to the right of a small stream, and continue straight up the field when the wood ends. At the top of the field, turn left through a kissing gate and then right through another. Follow the path to the right of and above a small, shallow valley to a stile leading down to the Tarporley bypass.

(3) Cross the road carefully, then climb the steps beyond to a further stile. Bear right and cross a weedy field to a kissing gate. Turn right at the entrance to Moss Cottage and keep to the right of the garden, passing left of a pond to a kissing gate into open fields. The official path crosses a stile in the fence into the tussocky field on your left, but a well-used unofficial path continues to the right of the fence to a second stile and then left. Whichever you take, aim for a metal gate in the bottom right-hand corner of the churchyard. Follow a path left to a bench, then right and left to the church’s south door.

(4) Beyond the church, a spiked metal gate leads out to the High Street; turn left to the Rising Sun.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 97m - Rising Sun
1 : km 0.68 - alt. 85m - A49
2 : km 1.45 - alt. 67m - Wooden bench
3 : km 2.87 - alt. 83m - A49
4 : km 3.58 - alt. 93m - Church
D/A : km 3.77 - alt. 97m - Rising Sun

Useful Information

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