Spring walks at Quarry Bank

Visitors walking in the gardens at Quarry Bank

Spring is stirring in the woodlands at Quarry Bank. Blow away the winter cobwebs and stride out on a fresh spring walk. As the weather is getting warmer, bluebells appear, bird song is louder and we can smell fresh blooms in the air. See the world around us come out to play, as wildlife wakes from its winter slumber, plants spring up from the ground and fresh green leaves sprout from the trees.

Visitors walking in the gardens at Quarry Bank

Get ready to stretch your legs!

Enjoy the best of Quarry Bank in springtime and choose from our three walking routes - or come back and complete all three. Longer days mean more time to explore, while the woodlands, gardens and meadowland are bursting into life.

Sketch of the estate from teh Quarry Bank archive collection

Step into the past

Meander through fields and acres of woodland to see the red brick oak cottages built for the workers of the Mill. Head into the woods where you will find huge redwood conifers and folly bridges once painted by the mill owning Greg family. Or follow the River Bollin where, if you are lucky, you may see a flash of blue as kingfishers dart over the water in their quest for small fish.

A kingfisher

Don't forget your camera!

Quarry Bank is buzzing with wildlife in springtime, it’s the perfect place to bring your camera and get closer to nature, as the wildlife here wakes from its winter slumber.

Wheelchair user in the grounds at Quarry Bank

Accessible paths

Thanks to funding from WREN and the FCC Community Action Fund we've opened an accessible path in Chapel Woods. The path takes you on a short stroll beside the river Bollin, and is wheelchair and buggy accessible. On your next visit, you can discover the beautiful woodlands here at Quarry Bank.

Walker on the estate at Quarry Bank

Countryside care

Please stay on the paths to reduce the erosion of banks and damage to plants and supervise children, especially around the river. If you're enjoying a picnic with us then please remember to take your litter home. Please keep dogs on a lead where advised, particularly through Styal village and if entering the garden.