Charity Walk Blue – Peckforton and Bulkeley Hills

A brisk local walk featuring a favourite area for the Club with a few hills to work up an appetite for the Club charity picnic, which follows the walk.

Blue

2 July 2023

No dogs

The aim is to get back to Di and Nev’s by 13:30 for the picnic.

The section of the walk through Pennsylvania Woods to Stanner Nab has not been recce’d.

We head off N passing the Pheasant Inn (a destination for another time) turning W to take the Eddisbury Way to Outlanes Farm. We turn to walk alongside Pennsylvania Woods then across fields before doubling back on ourselves to walk through the woods until we reach the Sanstone Trail.

We now have a short stiff climb up to Stanner Nab in the grounds of Peckforton Castle. From there we follow the path down to the Lodge on Stone House Lane. At the lane we turn south before turning SW crossing fields to Hill Lane. We climb the lane for a short distance before continuing SW through Peckforton Hill woods to the Sandstone Trail.

We follow the Trail S before descending again passing to the E then S of Bulkeley Hill where we ascend to and cross Coppermine Lane. Our last section takes us across fields to Sara Lane and up the hill to the cars.

Terrain:
Regularly used footpaths and quiet lanes.
Map/Area:
OS Explorer 257
Starting Point:
Sandstone Trail Car Park, Fowlers Bench Lane, Higher Burwardsley, CH3 9PD GR SJ 522 564
What3Words:
///breached.pythons.garden
Walk Starts:
09:00
Walk Finishes:
13:00
Distance:
10.3km
Ascent:
333m
Highest Point:
192m

Safety

Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.