There are several routes, from short rides around the centre of Frodsham to longer rides to nearby villages. We have included cafes which can make great destinations in themselves.
Some of the shorter routes in/around Frodsham are shown below:
Bike: Hybrid, Mountain
Distance: 5 miles
Time: 45 mins+
Bikeability Level: 1 (2 on Frodsham roads)
A reasonably flat easy route around the wind farm. Generally traffic free but mind the pot holes on the gravel roads. A good safe ride for youngsters new to cycling. Take in the wildlife on The Marshes and the mighty wind turbines.
Starting at Castle Park, either leave through the Netherton Drive entrance. Ride up Netherton Drive right down Howey Lane (caution no footway at bottom), dismount and cross the A56 at the pelican crossing. Down Matty's Lane, turn left into Hatley Lane, pass Warbuton's farm and then right into Straight Length. At the end turn left into Lordship Lane and from there explore the wind farm and observe the wildlife.
For an alternative route back to Frodsham, join Moorditch Lane and cross over the M56 at Marsh Lane to arrive back into Frodsham.
Bike: Any (may not be suitable for road bikes after rain)
Distance: 5 miles
Bikeability Level: 2
Time: 60 mins
An ideal confidence building circular for youngsters taking in quieter roads and woodlands around Frodsham.
Starting at Castle Park leave into Netherton Drive. Turn right into Howey Lane (caution narrow at the bottom), then turn left up Carriage Drive. At the top of Carriage Drive turn left into the track and follow this to the right meeting up with Middle Walk and follow to the end at Middle Walk House. Turn left down Bellemonte Rd, and at then right into Hillside. At the end turn left into Manley Rd and cross over Red Lane into Bradley. Cycle down Bradley Lane and left into Doric Ave then right into Clover Ave, left into Greenways and right into Fairways. Turn right into Townfield lane and continue straight on the track at the corner.
The option to explore Hob Hey Wood is via the path on the right just before the play area. Cycle down the path to the woods, but caution walkers and the path is muddy in winter. Leave Hob Hey Wood returning up the same path, and turn right into Townfield Lane to join Langdale Way.
At the bottom of Langdale see the footpathpath on the right below the school to enter Bridgewater Close. To continue cycling, cross at the top into Fluin Lane and use the pelican crossing over the A56 and down St Hilda’s drive. Then down Ashton Drive and turn right through the tunnel under the railway at the corner to enter Volunteer St then left into Weaver Rd. 100yds before the end of Weaver Rd take the path on the left to join with The Quay. Turn left via Ship St back to High Street. Walk to the Devonshire Bakery (Cyclist friendly café) use the pedestrian crossing to get to the Queens Head, and walk under the railway tunnel. The route to the right is a 'share-with-care' route back to Castle Park.
Bike: Hybrid / Mountain
Distance: 2 miles
Time: 20 mins (each way)
Bikeability Level: 1 (2 on roads)
Starting at the Community Centre, cross Fluin Lane and down Langdale turning Right into Ennerdale at the bottom. From Ennerdale ride up Grasmere, turn right into Townfield and turn left into Fairways. Turn left into Greenside Ave, then Clover, Doric and Bradley Lane. Ride down Bradley Lane and at the farm at the junction with Watery Lane turn left and follow the track down to the bottom. Close any gates behind you and arrive at the disused Frodsham Locks. Parts of the track can be muddy after rain.
Distance: 9 miles
Time: 1 hour 15 mins
Bikeability Level: 2
A short circular taking in Helsby Hill and Quarry avoiding busy roads. Helsby connection to Delamere Forest and other routes through Kingsley.
Leave Frodsham on the A56 cycle lane to Helsby, or if a quieter route is desired via Frodsham to Foxhill. Continue on the B5393 then right into Bates Lane and left into Old Chester Rd (caution narrow carriageway). Leave Helsby via Alvanley Rd, Back Lane and Commonside.
Page updated - 22 May 2021