Five perfect picnic spots for older adults near Biddulph Moor

Searching for the perfect picnic spot for an outdoor day out with your loved ones? Here are some ideas around Biddulph Moor and the surrounding area which are suitable for all ages! From the beautiful Greenway Bank Country Park to the stunning Biddulph Grange Garden, these age-friendly attractions can offer the perfect setting for a picnic.

As the weather warms up, there’s nothing better than packing a picnic and heading out to enjoy the great outdoors with loved ones. Biddulph Moor and its surrounding areas offer a wealth of age-friendly attractions ideal for picnics.

In this article, we’ll explore five local picnic spots, so pack a flask and a sandwich or two, and get inspired to enjoy an outing.

Greenway Bank Country Park

Greenway Bank Country Park is a short drive and a local green space that offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. With a variety of walking trails, picnic areas, and accessible facilities, it’s the perfect place for a day out with loved ones. The park is also equipped with age-friendly facilities, including accessible toilets and seating areas.

Biddulph Grange Garden

We are so lucky to have Biddulph Grange Garden right on our doorstep! Biddulph Grange Garden is a magnificent National Trust property perfect for a picnic with loved ones. Its stunning landscaped gardens, ornamental lakes, and historic buildings make it a great place to relax and soak up the sun. The garden also has age-friendly facilities, including some accessible pathways, parking, and toilets.

Do note that there are many steps around the garden, as well as some tunnels and narrow paths, so parts of the garden may not be accessible to everyone.

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

For something different, why not take your picnic and have a ride on the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway? This narrow-gauge railway takes visitors on a scenic tour of the stunning Rudyard Lake, providing beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. (In March 2023 the toilets and platform 2 were closed to allow completion of the new cafe, so do check ahead!).

Biddulph Grange Country Park

Biddulph Grange Country Park is a true gem, just a stone’s throw away from Biddulph Moor. The park is easily accessible and offers well-maintained paths, perfect for a leisurely stroll before settling down for a picnic. The lush greenery, vibrant flowerbeds, and serene lake create a peaceful atmosphere, allowing you to fully unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature. Although perhaps not as wheelchair friendly as other areas, there is a little cafe too!

The Roaches

The Roaches is a popular destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts, but it also offers some fantastic picnic spots. Located just a short drive from Biddulph Moor, this stunning area of natural beauty offers stunning views and plenty of places to sit and enjoy a picnic.

Final Thoughts from Home Instead Leek & Moorlands

Top tips for picnics with older adults; Remember – to pack a chair or stool, older adults may find it difficult to sit down on a picnic blanket.

At Home Instead Leek & Moorlands we understand that getting out and about is important for older adults and our clients in Biddulph Moor. Our Care Professionals are highly skilled and caring, and we always take the time to get to know our clients, their hobbies, and interests and we aim to provide the best possible care and companionship.

Contact our team online or give us a call today to learn more about our home care services in Leek and Moorlands and how we can help you or your loved one maintain independence, and support you to continue to enjoy the great outdoors.

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