Overton Hill

A pleasant woodland stroll to a nearby war memorial with fine views over the Mersey Estuary to Liverpool.

Technical sheet
No. 15790327
A Frodsham walk posted on 12/10/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 12/10/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h15[?]
Distance Distance : 2.06mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 305ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 305ft
Highest point Highest point : 404ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 98ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Frodsham
Starting point Starting point : N 53.287828° / W 2.733506°
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Description

(D/A) From the front door of the Netherton Hall, cross the A56 and follow Carriage Drive, opposite. Ignore turnings to right and left to reach a gate at the end of the metalled road. 

(1)Follow the track beyond the gate, which ascends gradually through the trees (ignore a path down stone steps at the end of the wall on your right). Pass below a red sandstone cliff on your left as you approach the Sandstone Trail. On meeting the Trail, bear left. Nimble walkers with a head for heights can climb a rocky scramble overworn sandstone on the left at the end of the cliff (Jacob’s Ladder), but for a more straightforward continuation, continue to the foot of a flight of metal steps (Baker’s Dozen).

(2) At the top of the steps, bear left (past the top of the Jacob’s Ladder scramble) and continue along the obvious path, ignoring a path heading out across the golf course on your right. Pass a bench and continue below some low cliffs with names and initials carved into them. Ignore wooden steps above and below the path by a second, wooden, bench, continuing along the contour as before. At a fork with a short Sandstone Trail waymark post, follow the upper (right-hand) path past a taller waymark post to reach the war memorial obelisk.

(3) Retrace your steps (keeping right at the taller post) to the junction with the short post, where you double-back right onto the lower path. Follow this path to a fork, turning left as the path descends more steeply, with occasional earth-covered steps. When you eventually reach a wider track within sight of houses, turn left.

(4) Follow this obvious path for 500 yards, then bear right at the foot of a flight of wooden steps to meet a track. Turn left and follow the track until it meets the road at Carriage Drive. Turn right and retrace your steps back to Netherton Hall.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 98ft - Netherton Hall
1 : mi 0.28 - alt. 226ft - Gate
2 : mi 0.56 - alt. 335ft - Steps
3 : mi 1.09 - alt. 384ft - Sandstone Trail
4 : mi 1.56 - alt. 256ft - Right turn
D/A : mi 2.06 - alt. 98ft - Netherton Hall

Useful Information

One significant ascent and descent; rocky ground, occasional steps, and short stretches that may be muddy at times.

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