There’s something very special about seeing the first snowdrops appear and knowing that spring is around the corner. Find 2024 snowdrop walks and snowdrop weekends in Cheshire.
Snowdrops usually flower from late January through to the end of February depending on the weather. There are some fantastic places to go for a snowdrop walk in Cheshire and the North West of England.
Over 200,000 snowdrops have been planted in the winter garden at Dunham Massey. Find out more. Dunham Massey is also great for a family walk and you’re likely to spot a deer too. Check out my full review for a family day out to Dunham Massey.
Ness Botanic Gardens
The gardens start to come alive in February with early species of bumblebees out foraging on warm days, amongst the carpets of snowdrops. Find out more
Rode Hall & Gardens
Rode Hall & Gardens
An annual affair, the snowdrop walks have the reputation as THE place to go to see these springtime favourites in Cheshire. There will be over 70 varities in 2024 and ticket are available now to book. Find out more.
Arley Halls & Gardens
The gardens at Arley Hall are open daily 10am-4pm no need to prebook. The snowdrops are making their first appearance at The Grove & Woodland Walk. Sensible footwear is advised as it is muddy in places. Find out more
If you’re after a bigger family adventure at Feb half term, the Totally Awesome trail is running (separate booking and admission)
River Dee Cycle Path
Local mum Carys recommends the Flintshire side of the River Dee cycle path for spotting lots of snowdrops.
Norton Priory, near Runcorn, usually have snowdrop walks running each year. Details for 2022 still to be confirmed. Find out more. They also have a new scavenger hunt which is a fantastic challenge for children to use while visiting. Print or save the image to your phone before you visit.
Biddulph Grange Gardens
Snowdrops are scattered through the garden and are a welcome sign that spring is on its way. National Trust Biddulph Grange really does have the most extraordinary gardens. You can meander along long, wide paths, tiptoe through dark tunnels, tread carefully over rockery stepping stones, listen to little, trickling streams, and explore one of the largest stumperies in Britain.
Following on from the snowdrops towards the end of April, a carpet of bluebells is just as impressive. Find all the best bluewell woodland walks in Cheshire and the North West in the Red Kite Days guide.