A Circular Walks around Eddisbury and Kelsborrow Hillforts


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A longer loop exploring Eddisbury hill, on the edge of Delamere Forest, and Kelsborrow promontory fort, above Willington.

This long half day or full day loop explores two contrasting mid-Cheshire hillforts. Eddisbury is the largest and most complex of the ridge’s prehistoric hilltop enclosures, while smaller Kelsborrow overlooks the lovely wooded combe of Boothsdale with its hidden pub. Together with a Roman road, Saxon burh, and medieval hunting lodge, they make for a fascinating circuit.

Start: Delamere Forest Park, Forest Centre car park (pay and display), off Station Road, Delamere CW8 2JD.
Map ref: SJ 548704
Distance: 13 kilometres/8 miles
Difficulty: Medium Duration: Allow 4½ — 6 hours
Map: OS 1:25,000 Explorer 267 Northwich & Delamere Forest
Dogs: Dogs should be kept under close control, and preferably on a lead — especially near livestock. Please consider other walkers and clean up after your dog


Full Address: Delamere Forest Park , Forest Centre car park (pay and display) , Off Station Road , Delamere , Cheshire , CW8 2JD


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