Towards the end of April and into May, bluebells start to appear in woodlands in Cheshire. Forests are transformed with an enchanting carpet of vibrant purple flowers. It is magical to go for a bluebell walk in the North West at this time.
The wonderful photo showcased here was taken by Alexandra Tandy Photography.
Where to go for a Bluebell Walk in Cheshire
Here is the Red Kite Days guide to best places to go for a bluebell walk in Cheshire. If you’re got a favourite spot not on the list or a bluebell woods picture you’d like to share, please tell us about it on our Facebook page or by tagging us on Instagram.
Fancy going a little further afield then check out the Red Kite Days guide to Top 10 bluebell walks in Oxfordshire here.
- Rode Hall & Gardens (near Sandbach & Congleton)
- Dunham Massey (Altrincham)
- Bluebell Cottage (Dutton)
- Arley Hall & Gardens (Northwich)
- Cholmondeley Castle Gardens (Malpas)
- Eastwood Nature Reserve (Tameside, Greater Manchester)
- Quarry Bank (Styal, near Wilmslow)
- Speke Hall (Liverpool, Merseyside)
- Rufford Old Hall (Lancashire)
- Bodnook Wood on the Sandstone Trail (between Chester, Wrexham and Nantwich)
Coterhill Clough (Wilmslow) is closed to the public but check their website and keep an eye out for guided spring walks.
Bluebells are an indicator of ancient woodland with many bluebell woods dating back to at least 1600. Bluebells are often associated with fairy folklore and are sometimes called ‘fairy thimbles’. Young children can enjoy imagining calling fairies by pretending to ring the bluebells (without touching them of course!).
Bluebell Fun Facts
Did you know that in the Bronze Age, bluebell sap was used to attach feathers to arrows and has also been used to bind pages in the spines of books? The bluebell is a symbol of constancy and may be the origin of the tradition that a bride should wear ‘something blue’ on her wedding day.