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Cycling in parkland by George Littler Autumn in the Parkland by Clemency West butterfly in parkland - Richard Dixon Anglers at Tatton by David Dukesell Beech Avenue by Adrian Bell Tatton Mere by David DukesellBeech Walk by Mark WilliamsonBellowing Deer on a misty morning, Mark WilliamsonDeer in front of the Mansion, Mark Williamson

Nature conservation and Meres

Swans and Cygnets on Melchett MereWith over 1,000 acres of parkland comprising of various habitats including two large meres, woodland, many ponds and rough grassland, Tatton Park is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna.

The meres are dedicated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and RAMSAR sites and are recognised as nationally important habitats, not only providing nest sites and winter refuge for large numbers of water birds but are also abundant in wildflowers and scarce plant life. In spring and summer, Swallows and Martins hawk insects over the water and Ospreys have been recorded passing through.

Wildlife thrives within the 500 acres of woodland. Mammals can be found here, badgers and foxes are common. Four species of bats have been recorded roosting among the holes and cracked bark of the many mature trees also to be found within the park.

The woodlands are also home to many birds including Nuthatch, Treecreeper and all three species of Woodpecker. Fallen branches, where possible, are left in-situ to attract invertebrates and fungi.

The parkland changes with the seasons so there is much to appreciate and enjoy throughout the year.

NEW: Copies of the Nature Trail leaflet are available from Tatton's Gift and Garden shops in the Stableyard and Knutsford entrance gate. The trail follows the 1 hour walk to the area of parkland round the Old Hall and back again. On the way look out for plants, birds and animals which are shown in the leaflet. It offers easy walking on level ground and is suitable for families with older children and for adults. There is an additional 30 minute loop round Melchett Mere, which is also marked in the leaflet.
The Nature Trail costs £1 and proceeds from the sale of the booklets go to the Tatton Park Trust to raise funds for its charitable objectives.



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