Cycle maps & routes for North Cheshire




2022 has seen the publication of revised maps of the area.     

CNC member, Mark Warren has updated the maps showing cycle routes in the area with Frodsham & Helsby stations as the focal points and you may have seen hard copies of these excellent maps in several local bike friendly retail outlets & cafes. We can thank the Community Rail Partnership for funding them and  Mark who is also chair of the North Cheshire Rail Users Group for steering this project through. 


  The groups' first published cycle map is centred on Frodsham. The second print-run has been sponsored by Frodsham Town Council.


 Delamere Forest 


Members contributions.

Most of these rides can be viewed on the Komoot App which gives you a free Region bundle with the voucher code BIGRIDE2021.



Frank White suggests this route from Delamere.


1. 26 mile loop : Delamere to Bunbury via Beeston : Return via Cotebrook : 320m gain

 The route heads from Delamere south through Kelsall & Willington to Beeston Castle and Bunbury. The return is via Oulton Mill Pond & Cotebrook. It is on tarmac all the way but hybrid/gravel/mountain bikes could use the gravel tracks in the forest to join the route at Eddisbury Fruit farm. Refreshments are available at many places in order; Kelsall Cycles; The Boot, Tillies (Bunbury); the Shire Horse centre (Cotebrook), Abbeywood and Station café/Visitor Centre (Delamere). Parking at Barnsbridge Gate, Delamere Station, Visitor centre or Whitefield car parks.


North Cheshire

Peter Conway suggests two Intermediate routes starting from Frodsham.

The first very varied route heads towards Runcorn & crosses the Victoria Bridge onto the Trans-Pennine Trail alongside the St Helens Canal (hybrid tyres) past Fiddlers Ferry pub to the outskirts of Warrington. It avoids the busy centre and the return passes Walton Gardens with a ‘Takeaway’ café and snacks, Hatton, Preston Brook and Aston. An easy diversion is possible via Lewis Carols’ birthplace in Morphany.

The second takes a high level route along the top of the Sandstone Ridge offering great views to both the Clwyds & Pennines to Utkinton with a café @ nearby Rose Farm. The lower level return route via Tarvin (café) and Helsby (café) is much easier. This is perhaps best saved for the weekend when the A56 is less busy.


 1. 25m Hybrid bike loop; Frodsham via Trans-Pennine Trail to Walton. Ret via Aston : 230m gain

  2. 27 mile loop : Frodsham to Utkinton return via Tarvin and Helsby : 400 m gain



Delamere Cycling Club is a local club based in Kelsall :

They are an active group and if would like to join them seek out their Facebook page

In conjunction with Kelsall Cycles, they have contributed several ‘Easy’ and ‘Intermediate’ options, with café stop options on or close by


20m  Loop : Delamere station via Kelsall, Tarporley and Eaton : 270m gain.      

20m ‘Out & back’ route : Rose Farm Shop to Venetian Marina café : 160m gain.

16m Loop : Delamere station via Norley, Whitegate & Little Budworth : 220m gain

30m Loop : Kelsall to Tattenhall & Mickle Trafford : 280m gain                            

15m loop linking Mouldsworth, Kelsall, Tarvin & Manley Mere : 200m gain.        

13m hybrid bike loop linking Delamere Forest, Utkinton & Kelsall : 180m gain.   



20m loop linking Kelsall, Eaton, Bunbury & Huxley : 300m gain.                       

40m Loop : Lymm to Delamere return via Frodsham : 450m gain                      

33m Loop : Delamere to Nantwich via Bunbury :  270m gain                             

43m Loop  : Delamere via Cotebrook, Winsford to Nantwich : 460m gain         


Hooton to New Brighton - round the coastThis map & ride was contributed by Chris Spray.    

Chris begins - Many cyclists will know the Wirral way well as a lovely flat reclaimed railway line that runs along the western edge of the peninsula with some fantastic views over the Dee estuary.  It was recently featured in the 10 best family friendly cycle rides in the UK. This 22 mile ride, with 18 of it traffic free, starts and ends at Merseyrail stations so there’s easy access from Liverpool, Chester and beyond. Merseyrail take bikes for free and the start point at Hooton has 418 cheap parking places too.  At the end you could either take the train from New Brighton (exciting for young kids) or plot your own circuit back to Hooton.  The east side of the Wirral is also spectacular down to Birkenhead.

This ride is accessible on any bike. The Wirral way can be a little muddy when it’s very wet but during the summer it’s normally pretty good.  A bell is highly worthwhile though as the routecan be busy with walkers and their dogs.  The route is almost completely flat with of opportunities to stop, picnic, take in the view or have a brew at the many lovely cafes. It’s a grand day out for family on a bike and New Brighton has lots of family friendly restaurants.  

 Here’s your route find it here via Komoot or use Chris’s link for more information:

Mid-Cheshire. Chris has also posted three 30-50 mile routes in mid-Cheshire.


Page updated  6 February 2022

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