Leftwich boasts both beautiful woodland carpeted with Bluebells and pockets of sunny meadows in which to have a picnic all bordering the River Dane. Oak, Sycamore and Ash dominate the woodland with spring-flowers such as the bright yellow of Lesser Celandine. Look out for newly planted Elm trees, home of the elusive White-letter hairstreak butterfly which you can spot around the tree-tops.
As well as areas of short grassland ideal for picnic or informal sports, there is a summer meadow which is a hive of activity on a sunny day with stunning Peacock butterflies and the hum of White-tailed bumblebees.
Leftwich Meadows is a haven for wildlife and a chance to enjoy the countryside on your doorstep.
Exploring further afield:
A short walk takes you to Northwich Town Centre and the start of the Northwich Woodlands.
There are steep slopes down to the amenity grassland and River Dane. The footpaths through the wooded areas are on one level with a few steps.
How to get there
Leftwich Meadows are situated on the western bank of the River Dane to the north of the A556 at Leftwich.
Leftwich Meadows, off Old Hall Road, Leftwich, Northwich, CW9 8BT.
- Tel: 01606 867772