Sandbach is a market town in Cheshire next to Junction 17 on the M6 motorway.
The Footpath Group was formed in October 2015 to preserve and improve the footpaths in and around the town and this website records the progress of the group. The page entitled Minutes displays the minutes of the meetings held so far.
A constitution has been drafted and can be seen or downloaded by clicking here:
Constitution Oct 2016
If you would like to join Sandbach Footpath Group to walk the paths, adopt-a-path, or becoming involved in protecting the footpaths, please send to the email address below your forename(s) surname(s), email address, mobile or landline telephone number and postal address (or just the post code if you do not want to divulge the full address). Your contact details will be added to our confidential mail-outs list for news updates.
Membership is free and you should send your details to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan (approved 24 March 2016) is a guide for the planning authority when they consider development in the Sandbach area and it strongly supports maintaining the footpaths around the town. If you want to see exactly what it contains on the topic of footpaths and other matters you can see it on the Cheshire East website by clicking here.
Sandbach Walking Festival 2019
We have a 9-day Walking Festival, starting Saturday 29th June and running to Sunday 7th July 2019 inclusive. Walks will be easy, short, medium and long, including some without stiles, taking in most of the public rights of way in the local Cheshire countryside, the canal, the flashes, the riversides, the Town history, the trees, birds, flowers and nature along the way.
New Festival website and Facebook page to be announced in March 2019.
Sandbach Footpath Masterplan
To view a map (PDF file) showing every Public Right of Way, informal footpath, alleyway, ginnel, snicket and aspirational path, please click the link below. You should be able to zoom in and pan across to explore the map. However, if this is not clear, download the PDF file and save to your computer or tablet and then re-open it from where you saved it and you should be able to zoom-in fully and see more detail. Click the link to view the Footpath Masterplan: Sandbach Footpath Masterplan .
Extending Footpath Access
Sandbach Footpath Group, Sandbach Grassroots Disability, Sandbach Partnership and Sandbach Woodland and Wildlife Group have been working together to produce a paper that can be used by planners and developers so that some of the paths can be accessible for wheelchairs, buggies, walkers etc. Click the link to view the Extending Footpath Access document: Extending Footpath Access 9th March 2018 .