Utkinton hit the headlines in the 16th century when the miraculous healing properties of Whistlebitch Well became known. Around 2000 people a day flocked here, but nowadays the attraction is walking the woods and the ever popular Sandstone Trail.
LOCATION: Eight miles west of Northwich
START: Turn left off A556 along B5152 for 1Ĺ miles, then turn right up Heaths Lane, signed Kelsall, & keep straight on. Roadside parking by Primrosehill Wood.
Grid ref: SJ550667 Postcode: CW6 0JT
DISTANCE: 5 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer Northwich & Delamere Forest Landranger 117
REFRESHMENTS: Summertrees Tea Room (closed Mon & Fri)
EN ROUTE: Tirley Garth, Bentley Wood
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News