Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

Living in Holmes Chapel makes Brereton Heath Nature Reserve our most local place to go for a family walk.

It offers a variety of walks, including an easy access trail through the woodland with restful views over the lake. Look out for birds and butterflies on the way.

There are nature information boards dotted around the main route around the lake with types of butterflies to spot at the long grass meadow.

There is a bird watching area with a bird information board and beautifully carved woodpecker out of an old tree stump.

To walk around the lake is 1.3km. It has a good, wide and smooth path which is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. There is just one small slope as you go around which my girls always enjoy going down when they are on their bikes or scooters.

Across the road is The Little Cow Shed, with a selection of self serving vending machines.

The Little Cow Shed is filled daily with whole milk produced by our herd of A2 tested, grazing cows. Fill your reusable glass bottle to take home, or enjoy a milkshake in a range of delicious flavours. There’s a range of sweet treats and our milk also is used to make our artisan ice cream and is a vital ingredient in the best coffee in the area! You might even spot some of our girls out grazing!

Another great place to visit after your walk is G Gees Cafe within Somerford Farm Park. This is open to the public & has a large menu for yummy breakfasts and lunches and a clunter filled with homemamde cakes.

Facts at a Glance

  • Large carpark which is pay and display
  • Toilets at visitor centre
  • 1.3km circular walk
  • Woodland walk for a longer route
  • Small beach area where you can feed to ducks and swans
  • Well controlled dogs are welcome,
  • Suitable for pushchairs/ wheelchairs/ scooters
  • Visit “Little Cow Shed” over the road for coffees, milkshakes, cakes, bacon butties & icecreams.
  • G gees cafe at Somerford Farm Park, 5 mins away

Brereton Heath Car Parking

Brereton Heath operates a Pay and Display car parking system


Business Name: Brereton Heath Nature Reserve

Address: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Davenport Lane, Brereton Heath Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4SU

Opening Times:

The park is open by 8.45am each day, and closes at 5pm during the winter, and 8.30pm during British Summer Time.

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