Tatton Park's Parkland
Tatton Park's 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.
Dogs are welcome in the parkland under close control. Please see dog walkers guidelines here.
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.
What to do in Tatton's Parkland
NEW BEECH AVENUE CONSERVATION TRAIL
The creation of a new conservation area
will provide a wonderful new walking experience for visitors to the
parkland. Find out more
The two Meres at Tatton Park not only provide a valuable wetland
habitat for resident and migrating birds but one is also used for
fishing and sailing and the surrounding
areas provide a perfect setting for picnics. Today the parkland is
also utilised as an educational resource with environmental school programmes from March through
to October and Tatton Park ranger-led nature
walks. In case of emergency on the parkland, call the Rangers’
mobile on 07768 154884.
Beautiful scenery and outdoor spaces are abundant in Cheshire's Peak District
which includes the world renowned Peak District National Park
within its 100 square miles. The area also includes the Gritstone
Trail, a 35 mile walking route taking in wild
moorland, rocky outcrops, impressive peaks and breathtaking
What's New in Tatton's Parkland?
Download the Tatton Park free Parkland Explorer booklet
(PDF, 1.5MB) - a fantastic way for families to enjoy learning
more about Tatton's Parkland. Experience our Tremendous Tatton
Views - chosen by Tatton Park staff!
To join the rangers on guided walks, tours and activities - find
out more about guided walks at Tatton
For bird lovers the New Allen Bird
Hide on the edge of Tatton's Melchett Mere provides the perfect
spot for watching birds.
Millennium Wood is a beautiful protected area of Tatton's
parkland where over 30 indigenous trees have been planted. See
Tatton's map of the parkland (JPG,
937KB) and a map of Millennium Wood (PDF,
ESSENTIAL CONSERVATION WORK IN PROGRESS DURING JAN/FEB
IN DOG WOOD. PLEASE KEEP TO THE PATH AT ALL TIMES. FOR SAFETY AND
ENVIRONMENTAL REASONS PLEASE KEEP TO THE STONE TRACK AT ALL
TIMES. DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A LEAD.
As part of our responsibility to care for and manage woodland
and wetland bordering the Mere we need to clear invasive species
such as Rhododendron and Sycamore in Dog Wood.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for
your continued assistance in keeping to the path. While dogs are
always welcome we ask that you could ensure leads are kept on
through this area and they are prevented from straying into the
This area is a designated SSSI (Site of Specific Scientific
Interest) and RAMSAR site (an intergovernmental convention for the
conservation of wetlands) and as such is an extremely sensitive
woodland area. In accordance with the agreed objectives drawn up by
Natural England, The National Trust and Tatton Park, this wood is
being managed to optimise the habitat potential. The important work
will encourage the ground cover and biodiversity of this scarce and
sensitive wet woodland habitat. Dead wood will be retained, both
standing and fallen, and boggy areas encouraged. As a result
wildlife will flourish and the conservation of the area will