Tatton Park's Parkland
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. 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
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
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,