Friday, 25 November 2016

Raw Head

It’s not often I go on a walk to such a small hill that isn’t on my ticklist, but as this was the President’s Walk of the Merseyside Mountaineering Club on the day after the club’s Annual Dinner, I thought it would blow the cobwebs away.  The weather forecast was for good conditions and it thankfully lived up to expectations as the northern edge of Storm Angus made its way to our south.

We started at the Cheshire Workshops and joined the Sandstone Trail just north of Higher Burwardsley.  We reached Bulkeley Hill and enjoyed the views of the Cheshire Plain.  We left the Trail and passed Chiflik Farm to regain it, walking north along the sandstone escarpment and taking care not to slip as consequences of a fall had the potential to ruin your day as the drop was significant and steep in places.

Raw Head trig point

Raw Head is the highpoint of the Sandstone Trail from where the tallest buildings in Liverpool can be fairly easily identified.  Summit photos taken, we marked the end of the walk with a late lunch in The Pheasant Inn; the fish finger butty is recommended !