Tatton Park Visitor Activities
1,000 acre parkland provides ample opportunity to walk, run, cycle,
fly a kite, horse ride and have a picnic.
Walking/Cycling at Tatton Park
Visitors can freely enjoy Tatton’s 1,000 acres of parkland and
woodland on bike or on foot.
Bikes can be rented from D.B. Bike Hire in the stableyard to suit all
ages/requirements. There are woodland/parkland walks and a nature
trail marked on the Parkland map.
Tatton Park Nature Trail
Devised by Tatton Park's Rangers this
is a wonderful way to enjoy Tatton's
parkland and its natural habitat. Nature Trail booklets are
available from any of Tatton's shops for £1 and include maps,
trails and striking photographs of the estate's wildlife and flora.
Proceeds from the booklet go to Tatton Park Trust to help raise
funds for its charitable objectives.
Tatton Park's Adventure Playground
Conveniently located near the main car park, Tatton Park's
adventure playground is one of our younger visitors' main reasons
for visiting. It is suitable for children of all ages and
abilities, from toddlers to teens. With over 30 rides, some fully
accessible for wheelchairs, it is fun and free!
Tatton Park Sound Walk
Visitors can now enjoy a new experience at Tatton. The Sound
Walk is an evocative and enjoyable one hour journey through the
Estate's parkland. Created by Lucie Potter during her
oneplace artist's residency the trail is
based on Tatton Park's history and has been made by Tatton's staff
Picnicing and BBQing at Tatton Park
Tatton is an ideal location to enjoy a picnic by the water’s
edge, in the woodland shade or on the open grassland. Barbecuing is
only permitted in Boathouse Wood – a mixed woodland on the east
side of the Mere. Details of the BBQ area can be found on the
map. Please note, the use of BBQs at Tatton is currently under
review. Please note that BBQ' s will not be allowed
on Sunday 15th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th
Please also note that Boathouse wood to Dog Wood is
closed for `Bear in Action' scouting event Friday 10th to Sun 12th
May. Therefore no access, BBQ's or sailing during these
Enjoy horse riding, sailing and
fishing (certain restrictions do apply, see below).
Horse Riding at at Tatton Park
Permitted high and low season
Cost: £5.00 vehicle + £4.00 rider
Riding area extends to land west of Knutsford Drive. Riders must
wear approved safety hat.
Click here for Horse Riding Map (PDF,
215KB) and the Horse Riding regulations (PDF,
Sailing at Tatton Park
Permitted high season only
Cost:Half day with permit £4.00, without permit £8.50. Full day
with permit £8.50, without permit £17. Annual permit £33
Sailing on Tatton Mere only. Sailboards and sailing dinghies up to
16ft only. No canoes or inflatables. Crews must wear life
jackets/buoyancy aids. Please note that there will be
no public sailing on Sunday 15th July and from Saturday 21st July
until Sunday 5th August and the weekend of 8th & 9th
Click here for the Sailing Map
(PDF, 335KB) and the Sailing Regulations (PDF,
Fishing at Tatton Park
Tatton mere contains many species of including the largest
naturalised common Carp in the country last recorded weight of
52lbs and 10ozs. The banks are generally free to anglers from June
16th March 14th as a closed
season is still observed due to the water being so significant for
flora and wild life it is designated a SSSI area. Set in a thousand
acres of deer park the water can be a little daunting to those not
in the know on tactics. Unlike most large waters the fishing is
predominantly close range with most species in reach of 10 metres
from the bank.
Tench in summer are easy to come across if you
can get past the hungry and eager mouths of the plentiful Roach
shoals. Tench record for the mere is 12lbs 2oz caught in 2005 from
peg 3. Roach average stamp is around 8ozs up to 1lb 8oz also hybrid
Roach Bream are also on the cards fighting hard right to the net.
If you fancy you could also throw out a dead bait for the resident
Pike and perch Pike record has stood now for nearly 20 years at
31lb 6ozs where as perch still needs to be pencilled in. For around
thirty years Manchester university has studied the shoals of Perch
monitoring their growth and numbers at Tatton Park and also
Rostherne Mere. There are some very large perch out in the water
just waiting for someone to crack a monster. If your bag is Eels
then the largest caught was again caught in the margins on a
whitebait and tipped the scales at 8lbs. Not only do we cater for
the pleasure angler, matches can also be booked through the Rangers
office by contacting 01625374414 and asking or leaving details for
Simon Jones to get back to you.
For further details call 01625 37 4414 Rangers
Coarse fishing season 16th June 2013 to 14th March 2014 (see
Fishing Regulations for exact times)
Cost: Adults £6 per day, Child £3 per day
Fishing Reach is on the west bank of Tatton Mere. Species include
Carp, Roach, Bream, Tench, Perch and Pike.
A record Carp weighing over 50lb was caught during 2011 and a
pike weighing 31lb was caught in 2001.
Click here for the Fishing Regulations Map (PDF,
174KB) and the Fishing Regulations (PDF,
Bird Watching at Tatton Park
Visitors to Tatton Park will now be able to enjoy nature
watching from a hide following the recent opening of the
Allen Bird Hide . The hide is situated on
the edge of Melchett Mere alongside the Knutsford Drive immediately
after the turning to the Old Hall. Beautiful scenery and the
prospect a number of bird species and other forms of wildlife await
The hide can accommodate 10 people and is open
during park opening times (closed 30 minutes before the park
closes.) Binoculars are not provided.
During the summer there’s the chance to spot
Kingfishers and Sand Martins over the mere and a number of woodland
birds including Nuthatches, Treecreepers and Great Spotted
Woodpecker. During the winter wildfowl numbers increase including
Shoveler, Golden Eye, Wigeon and Tufted Duck.
Segway and Bungee Experience
A new and exciting way to see Tatton's parkland. More information about the Segway and Bungee