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Bluebell Cottage Circular Walk

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Bluebell Cottage Gardens & Nursery
Lodge Lane

Tel: 01606 593133

Bluebell Cottage Circular Walk


Grade: Easy
Distance: 4km/2.5miles
Time: 1 hour
Start: Garden car park on Lodge Lane (nursery patrons only)
Map: OS Explorer 267
Terrain: Unsurfaced or semi-surfaced tracks/towpaths and one minor road. Some terrain will be muddy in winter. Two sections of this route have gradients greater than 1:6 but not for more than 50m. The remainder is fairly level (not more than 1:15).
Barriers: 2 stiles, 5 bridle gates
Toilets: Available in the gardens (£3 admission – RHS members and children free) including accessible toilet

Explore the stunning countryside of the Weaver Valley, passing through a shady wood filled with bluebells and wood anemones in spring. Enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding farmland and the River Weaver itself, look out for lapwings that nest in the area. Marvel at the engineering of Dutton Locks and return via the tranquillity of Trent & Mersey Canal.

The 1.5 acre Bluebell Cottage Gardens is a delight from spring to autumn with a huge range of planting, both familiar and rare. Adjacent is Lodge Lane Nursery, an RHS partner nursery specialising in hardy herbaceous perennials, with a typical stock of over 1500 varieties.

Together with the 3 acre wildflower meadow and 2 acre bluebell woods, the gardens offer an ideal half day out for garden lovers and non-gardeners alike. Refreshments are available in the nursery and there is plenty of seating throughout the gardens.

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Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)