About Wheelock Rail Trail
The Wheelock Rail Trail is a popular 2 km traffic free route for walkers and cyclists. It is located on the outskirts of Sandbach and runs from Ettiley Heath towards Malkins Bank. The well surfaced trail ends where the trail crosses the canal and from the canal bridge a public bridleway continues to Malkins Bank.
The Wheelock Rail Trail was officially opened in 2002 and is part of the National Cycle Network.
The trail is up to 3 metres wide and is a well surfaced flat trail, with local access points in Wheelock. There is no official car parking for this facility.
Trail closure to horses - March 2020
Please note that although the recent resurfacing work on the Wheelock Rail Trail has now been completed by contractors, the new path surface must not be used by horses until the beginning of April, when the surface has fully consolidated. We'd like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during these improvement works.