Quarry Banks Nature Reserve
A lovely little hidden gem! While this walk isn’t particularly long at 1.3 miles it certainly provided a lot of entertainment for the children. It quite literally felt like we had been transported into a different world, Alfie described it as being in a Japanese Garden and I think he was right!
We headed over to Quarry Banks Nature Reserve from Cumwhinton, parking on the roadside on Peter Gate, CA4 0AU: look out for the public footpath sign for Wetheral Shields – this is where you begin. From here you follow the public footpath through fields and down past the train track until you reach Quarry Banks. Having walked through the fields you will reach the train track, this should then be on your left hand side as you are walking towards the nature reserve.