The longest Cheshire Walk is the Sandstone Trail, which passes through Delamere Forest. It starts in nearby Frodsham and runs along a ridge down to Whitchurch in Shropshire, 55km away. A good day’s walking for a seasoned hiker takes you from Delamere Forest to Larkton Hall, a hike of about 29km. The undulating hills reveal many stunning views along the route, as well as intriguingly named landmarks such as Urchin’s Kitchen, Old Gypsy Lane, and Bloody Bones caves.
Many of the more challenging hikes in Cheshire are on the border with Derbyshire at the edge of the Peak District, about an hour’s drive east from Delamere Forest. On this eastern edge of Cheshire, climb Shutlingsloe - known, rather optimistically, as Cheshire’s Matterhorn - for rewarding views. Scale Shining Tor, the highest point in Cheshire, or explore Axe Edge Moor and stand at the Three Shires Head, where the three counties of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire meet.