The wooded hills of Frodsham and Helsby are clear landmarks on the Cheshire plain. Frodsham Hill, or Overton Hill, as it is sometimes known, rises to 500 feet (152 metres) and forms the northern end of the Mid-Cheshire Ridge, a range of sandstone hills that extends southwards to Delamere Forest and Tarporley.
The war memorial on Frodsham Hill
The summit of the escarpment provides fine views of the Mersey Estuary, the Cheshire plain and on a clear day, the mountains of North Wales. The sandstone war memorial which surmounts Frodsham Hill was completed in 1921. The hill is the location of an Iron Age promontory fort, the outline of which can still be seen.
View of the Mersey Estuary from Frodsham Hill
Frodsham Hill Wood, which consists of about 26 acres of broadleaf woodland, is in the ownership of the Woodland Trust.
A walk to the Frodsham Hill Monument
Distance- 3 miles
Duration: around 1.30 hours
*Commencing at the Beacon Hill car park, exit the car park and turn right on the road, you will shortly see a signpost directing you left along the Sandstone Trail. Follow the path downhill and cross Frodsham golf course.
*Find the signpost at the far side of the golf course and follow it along to a cliifftop viewpoint. TAKE CARE AT THE EDGE. Follow the wooden steps descending the hill and follow the path around to the right. On reaching the fork in the path take the right fork which skirts the base of the cliff.
*On reaching a fence at the exit of the forest, bear right along the track which becomes a bridleway. On arrival the Frodsham Hill Wood signpost, take the right path, and then follow the footpath sign, again pointing right and leading uphill.
*At the summit of the hill, follow the track marked by Sandstone Trail "S" to arrive at the monument at the top of Frodsham Hill.
*To return to the car park, take the footpath at the rear of the monument towards the large hotel building which leads to a parking area on the road. Follow the road up the hill and round to the left, passing a signpost which leads to the golf course and car park.