6 of the best April walks in Cheshire

Bluebells Gathered at the Tree, Great Barrow by Stephen Bell

Bluebells Gathered at the Tree, Great Barrow by Stephen Bell - Credit: Archant

We looked through our archives to see what we recommended to you in previous years during April. 

Budworth Pool by Paul Taylor

Budworth Pool by Paul Taylor - Credit: Archant

Little Budworth circular

April 2019 issue

A lovely circular ramble through farmland and forest, starting from the pretty village of Little Budworth. We pass briefly by Oulton Park, the location of a more faster way of travelling around the Cheshire countryside.

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Looking back on the climb up to the Bowstones by Paul Taylor

Looking back on the climb up to the Bowstones by Paul Taylor - Credit: Archant

The Bowstones and Lyme Park

April 2018 issue

This walk takes you up to the mysterious Bowstones, around two reservoirs and back via a grassy ridge where you encounter first The Cage - the 16th century hunting lodge which stands in such splendid isolation - and, as a fetching sight at the walk’s end, Lyme Hall itself.

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Higher Swineshaw Reservoir by Paul Taylor

Higher Swineshaw Reservoir by Paul Taylor - Credit: Archant

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Stalybridge

April 2017 issue

There are many spectacular vantage points available to people in the region and they will be busy at this time of year. We head towards East Manchester for a hike that will be far less travelled, but just as rewarding.

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Nantwich by Kirsty Thompson

Nantwich by Kirsty Thompson - Credit: Archant

Nantwich Waterside

April 2015 issue

It wouldn’t be a true spring walk compilation if there wasn’t a waterside option, and this one gives you both natural and man-made in the form of the River Weaver and the Shrophire Union Canal.

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Shutlingsloe by Val Laws

Shutlingsloe by Val Laws - Credit: Archant

Shutlingsloe

April 2014 issue

Head to the Cheshire edge of the Peak District to visit the imposing summit of Shutlingsoe and then witness the full glory of Spring in Macclesfield Forest.

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Great Barrow Village by Kathryn Hall

Great Barrow Village by Kathryn Hall - Credit: Archant

Great Barrow

April 2013 issue

This walk is at its best when the land is dry and the sun is out as conditions underfoot can become boggy. If the seasons haven’t been erratic, you may well see some bluebells and daffodils on your travels.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

Check the current guidelines regarding lockdown before planning a walk and always maintain social distancing.


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