View over the lake
With Christmas approaching the husband and I took some time off before the main event to spend some quality time together (our Christmas can get very hectic!). So we decided to go for a wonderful winter walk in Tatton Park, Cheshire.
Tatton Park is a 1,000-acre estate in Knutsford, Cheshire with a Tudor Hall and later Neo-Classical mansion. There are some lovely walks around the estate and herds of grazing deer. It is leased to Cheshire East Council by the National Trust so your membership won’t work here and you still have to pay for parking and entry.
The deer grazing in the estate
The lovely thing about Tatton is that there is a lot to do here. There is the estate for walks and picnics, but there’s also the mansion, the tutor hall, a farm, children’s play area, a country shop with produce and meat from the farm and a café. So there’s something for everyone here, even though certain attractions are seasonal.
We spend a lovely couple of hours meandering across the estate enjoying some wonderful views and watching the deer as they grazed. We chose to walk about the large lake, which was beautiful in the wintery sun. The only downside with Tatton is the road which run through the estate are busy. We went on a Tuesday afternoon out of season and there was always a car or van going past. It means to really get a peaceful walk you have to make sure you walk away from the roads. There’s also a flight path over the estate so the planes can be pretty loud, but you soon get used to them. The scenery makes up for any deficiency!