Little Budworth Common

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First impressions of Little Budworth Common  are dominated by woodland but amongst the trees there is a mosaic of lowland heath, ponds and boggy mires. Paths meander through tranquil woodland and open glades providing a gentle walk whatever the time of year.

The common contains an area of Lowland heath which is a very important habitat which is now rare in Cheshire.

Look closely amongst the heather and you may see tiny white flowers of heath bedstraw or yellow tormentil. Green tiger beetles scurry across the bare ground and if you’re very lucky you may catch a glimpse of a grass snake or a lizard sunbathing. Boggy places are home to sphagnum moss and the amazing sundews that catch flies to supplement their diet.

The common is popular with walkers, horse riders, cyclists and dog walkers throughout the year.