Country Parks - Little Budworth Country Park
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- Thematic Trails
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.
Lowland heath is a very important habitat which is 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 lizard sunbathing. Boggy places are home to sphagnum moss and the amazing sundews that catch flies to supplement their diet.
Whatever time of year there is something special to see or hear at Little Budworth. In spring the air is full of birdsong as the trees burst into life. Summer is a time to sit quietly and watch the spectacular aerobatics of dragonflies around the pond while the heathland is at its best in the autumn. Winter brings its own magic and a special sense of wilderness.
Exploring further afield:
There is an excellent network of public rights of way for you to explore the countryside around Little Budworth.
Toilets in the Coach Road car park.
Refreshments are available in the village of Little Budworth which is about 1km away
The Heathland Trail is a 2.7km/1.5 mile waymarked trail around the park which is mostly flat .
How to get there:
By car follow the signs from the A49 or A54 for Oulton Park.
For travel and timetable information links go to our Public Transport page.
Cheshire West and Chester Council Tel: 01606 271736
Explore Cheshires ancient heathland on paths through tranquil woodland, meandering through heathy glades.