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Rock Walk - 12th and 13th May


The Rock Walk at Bolesworth Castle on the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge is open to groups under the National Garden Scheme on 12th and 13th May (pre booking essential).

Established in 1986 by Anthony Barbour and now planted with Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Camellias, it is an established spring woodland garden, well worth the fairly steep climb from the castle.

Paths stretch about half a mile along the sandstone outcrop.

Of particular interest to some is the Lion and Lamb Cave, a feature which dates back to c1800 and from which you can see vistas out from the Ridge towards Liverpool and the Welsh Hills.

This is a beautiful but strenuous walk, steep at times, and only suitable for keen walkers. Well behaved dogs are allowed but must be kept on the lead at all times. Regrettably, the walk is not appropriate for small children owing to steep drops down to the drive (minimum age 12).

If you would like to join one of the open days please pre book your tickets via the National Gardens Scheme website CLICK HERE or contact Vicki Ball direct on 01829 782210 or email Vicki at

All monies raised will go directly to the NGS who have raised millions of pounds for nursing and health charities since 1927. They also support charities doing amazing work in gardens and health, grant bursaries to help community gardening projects and support gardeners at the start of their career.