Families will be able to go on socially-distanced walks at the base of Cheshire Wildlife Trust next month.

The Trust, which is based at Bickley Hall Farm outside Malpas, will be offering two walks a day – on selected days – with the first at 10am until 12noon, and the second from 1pm until 3pm.

The walks will include a guided tour of the working farm, plus a pond dipping session and mini-beast hunt.

A Cheshire Wildlife Trust spokesman said: "Expert staff from Cheshire Wildlife Trust are taking small groups out this summer for an exclusive two-hour tour to explore the wonderful wildlife on the farm at this time of year.

"The ponds are alive both above and below the water with dragonflies and other insects and their larvae, the meadows are colourful and buzzing with pollinators such as bees, hoverflies, moths and butterflies.

"The tour will start with a walk around our circular farm trail where you’ll get chance to hunt for insects as we go round as well as hopefully see some of the other birds and mammals that call the farm home.

"We will then spend some time with a net in one of the ponds to see what aquatic life we can find. Sign up for one of the available slots for free today to avoid disappointment."

The spokesman confirmed the walks have been designed to be Covid-19 safe, with each time slot limited to two families, with a maximum of six per family.

Any equipment used will be sanitised before and after use, all activities will be carried out at a social distance and details will be taken for track and trace purposes.

The free walks are from August 4 until August 27 and for booking details, email bookings@cheshirewt.org.uk

Suitable footwear is needed and only guide dogs allowed.