Distance: 8.5km/5.5 miles
Time: 4 hours
Start: Free walkers’ car park in Arley Rd (in village) – not gardens.
Map: OS Explorer 7
Terrain: Unsurfaced and semi-surfaced paths and some minor roads. Some terrain will be muddy in winter. Fairly level gradients throughout.
Barriers: 11 stiles, 2 bridle gates, 2 kissing gates, wooden footbridge with parapets, metal footbridge with handrails.
This Cheshire Garden Walk takes you from the quaint estate hamlet of Arley to the charming village of Great Budworth, with its historic estate cottages, and back again.
Rich in history and beauty, Arley’s award-winning gardens, beautiful Victorian Jacobean hall, specialist plant nursery, Tudor Barn Restaurant and exciting events programme offer a great day out for all the family throughout the changing seasons.
The gardens, recently voted in the Top 50 in Europe and in Britain’s Top 10, are celebrated for one of the finest double herbaceous borders in the country and the avenue of giant Ilex columns are truly a plantman’s paradise, with a breathtaking array of roses, perennials, exotic trees and flowering shrubs.
For further information about Arley Hall and Gardens – including opening times – www.arleyhallandgardens.com.
Full Address: Arley Hall & Gardens , Northwich , Cheshire , CW9 6NA