Jodrell Bank Arboretum
The Jodrell Bank telescope is an iconic structure located near Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. As well as a fascinating discovery centre there is also a pretty 35 acre arboretum with lovely walking trails. Trees include crab apple and the mountain ash Sorbus species. There is also a small-scale model of the solar system and great views of the famous Lovell telescope.
In the discovery centre you can find out about the solar system with fascinating interactive displays and games. There is also good facilities with a car park and cafe.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could pick up the Dane Valley Way which runs through Holmes Chapel.