11 April 2021
Number of dogs allowed: 2
Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.
The walk starts at the end of Coppermine Lane, off the A534, parking on the side of this single track road where there is space to the side of the road for parking, may be muddy.
We walk from there along the Sandstone Trail footpath to Raw Head, with many viewing points across the Cheshire plain to the Welsh hills, and Liverpool, spot the cathedral on a clear day.
The footpath takes us down past Chiflik Farm, across the main road and a short section of minor road to Bickerton Church where we take the footpath upon Bickerton Hill, past Mad Allen’s Hole to Maiden Castle where we leave the ridge and walk down to the village of Brown Knowl. This take us back to the main road where we follow the pavement a few yards to cross the road and follow the footpath to Harthill and back through Bodnock Wood to the start point
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.
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The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.