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In Full Bloom ... Visit 'Little Budworth Country Park'

14/12/17
Little Budworth Country Park
Little Budworth Country Park notice board

If, like this member of the Webteam, you walk over Little Budworth Country Park, you cannot be anything but impressed since the magnificent heather is in full bloom.

This riot of colour is truly wonderful and not to be missed.

So, on this Bank Holiday Weekend, visit some of nature's remarkable splendour as well as improving one's health and well-being (full details below).

First impressions of Little Budworth Country Park are dominated by woodland but amongst the trees there is a mosaic of lowland heath, ponds and boggy mires. Paths meander through tranquil woodland and open glades providing a gentle walk whatever the time of year.

Little Budworth Country Park supports some of the best surviving examples of lowland heathland in Cheshire. Lowland heath is a very important habitat, now rare in Cheshire. Look closely amongst the heather and you may see tiny white flowers of heath bedstraw or yellow tormentil. Green tiger beetles scurry across the bare ground and if you're very lucky you may catch a glimpse of a grass snake or a common lizard sunbathing. Boggy places are home to sphagnum moss and the amazing sundews that catch flies to supplement their diet.

Details about the Park are here:

  • How to get there — By car follow the signs from the A49 or A54 for Oulton Park.
  • Accessibility — The Heathland Trail is a 2.7km/11/2mile waymarked trail around the park which is mostly flat.

We also attach the link to the 'Little Budworth Country Park Trail' should you wish to print this off and take it with you (it is designed to be printed and folded so do not be alarmed that the printing at first appears upside down)!.CLICK HERE