Spring walks in the Midlands
It’s the time of year when everything (and everyone) is bursting with energy and new life. Spring flowers are blooming, wildlife is waking up and we feel the urge to get outdoors again with a few less layers.
Miles of countryside walks and garden paths await you as we say hello to more hours of sunshine and brightly coloured flowers.
Discover new spring walks at Baddesley Clinton as you enjoy new spring bedding displays and watch the wisteria come into full bloom.
Head off to Carding Mill Valley for mile upon mile of spectacular spring time views, download free routes and find out where the ranger’s favourite views are.
Biddulph Grange Garden is well known for its dahlia walk, which produces an eye-catching splash of colour to the garden. Venture down the woodland walk to see how the willow tunnels have been revamped.
Head off for a walk round Berrington Hall’s woodland and see which spring flowers you can spot along the way. Will you spot the heronry and its residents?
Wildflower and blossom bring the scent of spring when out walking at Gunby Hall’s orchards which are only open to the public at this time of year.
Find out what Clumber was like in the days of the Dukes of Newcastle on a self-guided walk to hidden Clumber and discover the gun battery, ice house and more.
Grab a park map and head out to explore the woodland of Hardwick. Wild meadow and woodland flowers await you.
It is said that ladies would stroll or take a carriage ride along the lime tree path at Ilam Park, watching as the men enjoyed a spot of archery on ‘target meadow’. Today, you can enjoy Paradise Walk, but you’ll see a meadow full of lambs rather than sporting men.
Discover new life and changes to Packwood House’s garden on a spring tour. Welcome hosts will guide you round the gardens highlighting their transformation through the seasons.
Learn about spring flowers and wildlife on a walk with the head gardeners of The Weir and explore the woodland garden.