Helsby Hill has a good access network enabling direct access to the fort remains. Due to the steep nature of the site, paths vary in condition. The 7 main access routes from metalled/urban roads lead up onto the fort itself and suffer from erosion largely due to pedestrian use.
The permissive route to the hilltop provides a gentle inclined path suitable for the less able. Unfortunately parking is limited in this area. Parking facilities are available from the Cheshire West and Chester car park off Alvanley Road, from which you can access the fort area via a steep craggy uneven path. Interpretation is provided at the car park, although it is dated and refers directly to the quarry and little else.
Paths in general vary in condition from steep and very uneven to wider earth surfaced tracks, along the base of the hill known as Helsby Carriage Way. There are few ‘barriers’ situated on the routes as there is no stock grazing. Squeeze gaps have been put in place to prevent unwanted motorised access, as well as wicket and kissing gates. The area is accessed for primarily recreational purposes, generally being used by local residents of Helsby.
There are 5 definitive routes linking directly from the town to the Hill. There is limited scope to increase routes in the Helsby Hill area due to terrain and landscape features. There is however scope to improve path surface, signage and furniture to achieve not necessarily more use but a better quality visit.