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Combermere Abbey’s Bluebell Walk Returns

Estate - 20.04.18

Dust off the long winter blues and join us at the annual Bluebell Walk here at Combermere Abbey on Sunday 29th April. For one day only you can marvel at the carpets of bluebells along the two-mile woodland walk. Really one of nature’s greatest gifts heralding the spring, and Combermere has them in their thousands!

A close up of beautiful bluebells glistening in the sunshine at Combermere Abbey in Cheshire

Combermere Abbey is well recognised as one of the area’s spectacular sites to witness their inspiring colour in such profusion. So don your walking boots, bring the dog (that’s right, dogs are more than welcome on the Bluebell Walk on leads!) and family and enjoy the fresh spring air on this ancient Cheshire estate.

A gorgeous black Labrador sits patiently amongst the bluebells at Combermere Abbey

For years now, we have opened up the grounds of the estate to the public for one day, to share the ethereal experience which is walking through carpets of bluebells. An endangered native species, these tiny but vivid flowers mark the true arrival of spring in Britain.

A carpet of stunning bluebells covers the floor in the woodlands at Combermere Abbey

What’s more, our Walled Gardens will also be open for guests to explore and enjoy. Abandoned and on the point of collapse when the current owners inherited the estate, the Walled Gardens have been completely restored over the past 25 years and returned to active use and enjoyment. Encompassing three smaller gardens across five and a half acres, you can take a quiet moment in the Rose Garden, revel in the design of the Geometric Garden and get lost in the Fruit Maze – which is the only one of its kind in the world!

The stunning Glasshouse at Combermere Abbey sits proudly within the Walled Gardens

For any keen green-fingered gardeners, there will also be a chance to visit our spring plant and produce sale – where you can have the opportunity to grow a little bit of Combermere in your own garden – before winding down the afternoon with some refreshments. After all, a truly British day out exploring the beauty of our native flowers just wouldn’t be complete without a cup of tea and a delicious slice of homemade cake at the end!

On the 29th, our gates will open at 1pm to welcome you, and will close at 5pm with the last walkers setting off at 4pm. Adult tickets cost £5 and children under 16 only £2! Tickets can be bought from us on the day (cash only), but if you’d like to book yours ahead you can purchase tickets online too.

The woodland floor at Combermere Abbey is covered in a beautiful carpet of bluebells

Finally, remember to bring your camera or smartphone along with you – we can’t wait to see your photos!

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