395 Tatton Park

'Too splendid to be called interesting, and too vast to be deemed picturesque; yet it is altogether beautiful'. Thus wrote Humphrey Repton the 18th century designer of Tatton Park. Landscape architects plan for future generations and only his children's children would see how little saplings became stately beech trees complementing the wide open spaces around a mile-long mere. And if Mr Repton could see it today, with red and roe deer roaming freely, what might he say? 'Just as I intended - beautiful'.

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LOCATION: Twelve miles south of Manchester
START: Tatton Park Knutsford Entrance, also roadside parking Mereheath Lane
Grid ref: SJ752790 Postcode: WA166TJ
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles (or shorter, turn back at any point)
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer - Wilmslow, Macclesfield Landranger 109 & 118
NOTE: www.tattonpark.org.uk
REFRESHMENTS: Stableyard cafe
EN ROUTE: Melchett Mere, Tatton Mere

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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