Our walks manager has been out and about checking on some of the routes that we offer to guests. This time it was up onto Bulkeley Hill with its own
narrow gauge railway – rather steep and no longer in use – and a lovely
stand of sweet-chestnuts. The return route passes the chimney to a former
copper mine. Come and explore the history of Cheshire with a stay at the
Sandstone Trail Cottages.
The Bulkeley Hill railway was the hauled tramway used in the construction of the Bulkeley Hill reservoir and water main, including a massive anti-surge valve at the top of the tramway. There are foundations for a haulage angine at the top of the line. The climb up the track is approximately 105 metres of ascent. The tramway is on the route of the main supplying the water to the Potteries. This view is looking downhill from the top of the line.