6 of the best April walks in Cheshire
PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 March 2020 | UPDATED: 15:14 17 April 2020
We looked through our archives to see what we recommended to you in previous years during April. NOTE: In light of the government guidelines on safeguarding against the coronavirus, only take walks that are local to you and stay two metres away from other people.
Little Budworth circular
April 2019 issue
A lovely circular ramble through farmland and forest, starting from the pretty village of Little Budworth. We pass briefly by Oulton Park, the location of a more faster way of travelling around the Cheshire countryside.
The Bowstones and Lyme Park
April 2018 issue
This walk takes you up to the mysterious Bowstones, around two reservoirs and back via a grassy ridge where you encounter first The Cage - the 16th century hunting lodge which stands in such splendid isolation - and, as a fetching sight at the walk’s end, Lyme Hall itself.
April 2017 issue
There are many spectacular vantage points available to people in the region and they will be busy at this time of year. We head towards East Manchester for a hike that will be far less travelled, but just as rewarding.
April 2015 issue
It wouldn’t be a true spring walk compilation if there wasn’t a waterside option, and this one gives you both natural and man-made in the form of the River Weaver and the Shrophire Union Canal.
April 2014 issue
Head to the Cheshire edge of the Peak District to visit the imposing summit of Shutlingsoe and then witness the full glory of Spring in Macclesfield Forest.
April 2013 issue
This walk is at its best when the land is dry and the sun is out as conditions underfoot can become boggy. If the seasons haven’t been erratic, you may well see some bluebells and daffodils on your travels.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.