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Stage 03: Brown Knowl to Whitchurch – Sandstone Trail

Stage 03: Brown Knowl to Whitchurch – Sandstone Trail

12.5 mi
2.3 mph
625 ft
725 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.60 mi

Bickerton Hill

Hiking Highlight

0.66 mi

Maiden Castle

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

12.3 mi

St Alkmund's Church

Hiking Highlight

12.5 mi

Tour Profile


Hiking Path: < 109 yd
Path: 0.62 mi
Footpath: 10.9 mi
Street: 172 yd
Road: 0.86 mi


Unpaved: 120 yd
Paved: 0.49 mi
Asphalt: 0.56 mi
Unknown: 11.4 mi

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a hike.

September 11, 2019


  • komoot

    The final stage of the Sandstone Trail is the favorite for most.

    With some jaw-dropping views over to Wales, the Shropshire Hills, the Peak District, and the Pennines, the beauty is abundant.

    From Brown Knowl, you rejoin the trail at Long Lane and climb through woodland, past a hidden cave called Mad Allen’s Hole, and onto the summit of Bickerton Hill, which affords some of the best views you experience along the entire trail.

    You continue past Maiden Castle, an Iron Age hillfort with views over the Welsh mountains, and over Larkton Hill.

    From the summit, the trail gradually drops into the patchwork landscape you have viewed over for the majority of the hike so far.

    You eventually descend to the Llangollen arm of the Shropshire Union Canal at Willeymoor Lock and follow the quiet rural canal into Whitchurch to reach the end of the Sandstone Trail.

    Whitchurch has a good range of accommodation, places to eat and drink, as well as shops and other attractions.

    • September 13, 2019


Stage 03: Brown Knowl to Whitchurch – Sandstone Trail