There’s something very special about seeing the first snowdrops appear and knowing that spring is around the corner. 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 visit to Dunham Massey.
Snowdrops at National Trust property, Quarry Bank can be found in the Orchard and thousands more in Chapel Woods. Find out more.
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
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. Adult £6 – sensible footwear is advised as it is muddy in places. Find out more
River Dee Cycle Path
Local mum Carys recommends the Flintshire side of the River Dee cycle path for spotting lots of snowdrops.
Norton Priory – CANCELLED
Norton Priory, near Runcorn, usually have snowdrop walks running each year. Details for 2021 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.
Rode Hall & Gardens – CANCELLED
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 2021 but don’t forget to pre book your tickets and time slot in advance. Find out more.
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.