Food al fresco: What better way to relax than to eat outdoors on the Sandstone Trail in summer?

What could be better than a tasty picnic with a few friends or family at an easy-to-get-to spot, with amazing views, in the heart of rural Cheshire?

Because the Sandstone Trail runs along the top of the wooded sandstone ridge that runs through the middle of rural Cheshire, it offers some superb places for outdoor sandwiches, snacks, lunches and feasts.

Where to Eat Outdoors

Favourite picnic spots on the Sandstone Trail include:

  • Overton Hill, above Frodsham
  • Scout Rock, below Woodhouses
  • Alvanley Cliff
  • Black Lake, Delamere Forest
  • Blakemere, Delamere Forest
  • Hatchmere, Delamere Forest
  • Pale Heights
  • Eddisbury Hill
  • Urchin’s Kitchen
  • Fields below Summertrees tearoom, Willington
  • Various spots along Sandy Lane, Willington
  • Ridge above Rock Farm, Willington
  • Back Lanes, Tarporley
  • Beeston Castle, inner bailey summit
  • Fields above Pheasant Inn, Higher Burwardsley
  • Name Rock, Bulkeley Hill
  • Above Queens Parlour
  • Rawhead summit and Bloody Bones Caves
  • Above Musket’s Hole
  • Beside Kitty’s Stone, Bickerton Hill
  • Maiden Castle, Bickerton Hill
  • Shay Lane, near Hampton Post
  • Willeymoor Lock
  • Locks along the Llangollen Canal

Happy eating.