The most popular section of the Trail is probably that between Beeston and Bickerton. Medieval Beeston Castle on its lofty crag has arguably the best views from any ancient monument in Britain. Nearby is Victorian Peckforton Castle and the wooded hills that culminate in the National Trust managed lowland heath on the Bickerton Hills.

Other favourite spots include Overton Hill at Frodsham, sun-dappled Delamere Forest, wooded Bulkeley Hill, and the Llangollen arm of the Shropshire union Canal to Whitchurch.