Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Raw Head - Marilyn Number 1480

There's plenty of space to park outside Harthill's pretty village church. From there a lovely walled lane to the right of a cookery school leads up to a wood. Shafts of today's bright sunshine lanced the woodland as the path contoured past butterflies and pheasants before climbing to the Sandstone Trail.

Raw Head's trig point was soon reached, with fine views west from the top of the escarpment. This is the high point, albeit at a mere 227 metres, of the 35 mile trail between Frodsham and Whitchurch.

There's a large cave just below the summit that may be worthy of exploration. We enjoyed our lunch by the trig point, before completing a short figure of eight, arriving back in Harthill in time with its mobile library.

Those with a bit more time may enjoy more of the Sandstone Trail by taking in Bickerton Hill and Maiden Castle, before returning to Harthill via Brown Knoll and Fullers Moor.

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Mike Knipe said...

Have a look at for an up to date list of Marilyns. I think whatever it is you're using is well out of date - .(I guess it's Alan's book) Raw Head is now a sub-Marilyn/HuMP. It got demoted a while back.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Mike. I am using Alan's book - more by way of a means of choosing different places to visit than for the purpose of ticking off an unattainable list. But I take your point.