Peckforton, Burwardsley and Rawhead circular

This is one of my favourite local winter walks, including part of the Sandstone trail and its highest point at Rawhead (227 metres). There may be some muddy sections but these should be manageable and if it is a clear day, we will have excellent views across the Cheshire plain.


19 November 2023

No dogs allowed

This circular walk starts at the Sandstone Trail car park at the Candle Factory in Burwardsley. We walk along a quiet lane, past the Pheasant Inn, and then down through the woods towards Beeston. When we emerge from the woods we walk along another quiet lane, with good views of Beeston castle. From here we head towards Peckforton and then up to Bulkely Hill wood, before joining the Sandstone trail and following this to Rawhead and on towards Bickerton. Just before we reach Bickerton we head across to Coppermines lane and return to Buwardsley along tracks and quiet roads.

Quiet lanes, tracks and woodland paths.
OS Landranger 117, Chester and Wrexham
Starting Point:
Sandstone Trail Car Park, Burwardsley CH3 9PF, GR SJ521564
Walk Starts:
Walk Finishes:
Highest Point:
Rawhead 227m


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment and safety information

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.