Winter walks at Quarry Bank

Visitors on a snowy walk at Quarry Bank

Blow away the cobwebs and stretch your legs on a frosty winter walk, it's the perfect time to explore the estate at Quarry Bank. Soak up a favourite view, or stride out and follow the river as it meanders through woodland passing by caves, cliffs, historic bridges and heritage trees. Time to pull on those boots!

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.

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.

A nut hatch at Quarry Bank

Spot winter wildlife

Quarry Bank is home to a variety of wildlife and winter birds, some of which travel to us from as far as Russia, Iceland and Scandinavia. Look out for red wing, fieldfare, nut hatches, robins and blue tits which all pay Quarry Bank a visit throughout the winter months. Snow drops will start to make an appearance in the New Year – for one of the best spots to see them, head over to Chapel Woods where 8,000 of them were planted last year.

Visitors catching up over coffee in the winter gardens at Quarry Bank

Warm up with a hot drink

Refuel with tasty snacks and hot drinks to take away from the Stables parlour. Or cosy up with a warming homemade soup after a frosty walk, and choose from a whole menu of freshly prepared hot lunches, cakes and bakes in the Weaving Shed Restaurant.

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.