Graeme, JJ and Judith joined me on an overcast day (much better than the expected rain) for a walk described in Jen Darling's 'More Pub Walks' book. Jen's route used to start, in the original 2000 edition, from Netherton Hall, but I believe it has been updated to start from Beacon Hill. Unsure about parking at Netherton Hall, I had already planned to start from the Sandstone Trail car park at Beacon Hill, from near where the above photo was taken as we made our way along a field path between winter greens, to briefly join Manley Road.
Dog walkers were parking nearby, so whilst Jen's description follows the road, we chose to wander as they were, through the wood, passing a disused quarry, and rejoining the road a bit further on, near the signed path to Helsby Hill.
Here's JJ's report.