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Frodsham and Helsby Hills


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A favourite local area for us to return to. A different route with lovely views; on a clear day all the way to the Shropshire Hills to the south

Blue

21 January 2024

No dogs allowed

We start at Helsby quarry nature reserve car park and ascend Hill Road (a steep but short hill) and into Snidley Moor Wood and along the side of the golf course eventually leading to the viewpoint at the war memorial on Overton Hill, Frodsham.

We continue along the sandstone escarpment with views over the Mersey Estuary to Liverpool. We drop down the escarpment to Woodhouses and then climb up to the top of Helsby Hill with more views over Frodsham Marshes, M56, Manchester Ship Canal, Mersey Estuary, North Wales and on a clear day all the way to the Shropshire Hills to the south.

The walk finishes by rejoining the path below Snidley Moor and returning to Helsby Hill carpark.

Terrain:
Some narrow and rocky sections but mainly woodland paths, quiet lanes and fields.
Map/Area:
OS Explorer 267 Northwich and Delamere Forest
Starting Point:
Helsby quarry nature reserve car park, Alvanley Road, Helsby. OSGrid Ref: SJ 49052 74973
What3Words:
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Walk Starts:
09:45
Walk Finishes:
14:45
Distance:
11km
Ascent:
423m
Highest Point:
152m Frodsham Hill

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.


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