Tatton Park's Parkland
Please be aware Dairy Wood Way has been temporarily closed for essential woodland management work Including tree felling, Rhododendron removal to prevent 'Phytopthora' infection and path improvement work. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Ranger Emergency Contact no. 07768 154884
The appearance of the Parkland today owes much to the ideas of the landscape architect Humphrey Repton (1752-1818) though there is evidence of habitation here during the Stone Age.
A deer park since 1290, Tatton's parkland is now home to herds of Red and Fallow deer which roam freely in the wide open spaces. Rare breed St Kilda and Soay sheep have also been a feature here since 1887 and the 1930s respectively, and every season brings its own rich variety of birds and wildlife.
There are 2,000 acres of landscaped deer park, woodland, meres and farmland make up the Tatton estate of which 1,000 acres are open to the public for exploring by bike, on foot or on horseback.
The Ranger team are responsible for the care of the Parkland, including the Red and Fallow deer herds, Soay and St Kilda sheep and the conservation and upkeep of the woodland, meres and wetlands of the 2,000 acre estate
Meet the Ranger Team
The Ranger team, led by the the Park Manager Phil Lucas, all have their own specialist wildlife interests, be that fungi, trees or birdlife. They regularly lead Parkland and willdlife walks and activities. The team are also keen wildlife photographers - the Nature Trail booklet (which can be bought at the attraction entrances or shops) feature photographs taken exclusively by the team
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Things to remember during your visit to the Parkland
- DEER CALVING, June/July - If you find a young deer, please stay well away - it's mother knows where it is. Keep dogs under very close control - we advise using leads. Calves can lie hidden, and their mothers can be very protective and may view dogs as a threat.
- DEER RUTTING, Oct/Nov - Please keep your distance, Deer are wild animals and should not be approached, as they can act aggressively when disturbed.
- BLUE GREEN ALGAE Blue green algae has been detected in the Mere. Algal scum can develop rapidly. If you see any, avoid it and the water near it. Animals can be affected. Dog owners should ensure that dogs do not access the meres.
- Dogs are welcome in the parkland under close control. Please see dog walkers guidelines here.
- BE TICK AWARE whenever you are outdoors enjoying the countryside.Please read our helpful tips on Ticks here (PDF 142KB).
The show site will be closed to the public due to ticketed events on the following dates:
- Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July
- Friday 14 – Sunday 16 July
- Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August
- Friday 25 – Monday 28 August
Become a Volunteer
Volunteer to get involved with the Ranger team's projects in Tatton's Parkland
- Gain experience
- Learn new skills
- Meet new people
For further information on volunteering, please contact the Ranger team: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01625 374414
The work undertaken by all of our volunteers is extremely valuable and and much appreciated to the conservation of our parkland, allowing us to undertake a wide variety of tasks and projects.