Winter walks in the North West

Blow away the cobwebs with a winter walk in the North West. Wrap up warm to explore the deer park at Dunham Massey, weave through the estate beyond the cotton mill at Quarry Bank or create your very own outdoor adventure at Lyme.

Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

A couple walking across frosty ground in front of the mill at Quarry Bank

A walk on the wild side at Quarry Bank

Wander beside the icy river at Quarry Bank, explore the crisp woodland or simply amble round the frosted gardens. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife encounters, including the blue flashes of kingfishers, and warm up in the recently-restored the glasshouses.

Three stags in the snow on a wintry day at Lyme, Cheshire

The great outdoors at Lyme

Take a bracing walk in the deer park at Lyme this winter, with dramatic scenery to boot. Look out for the ancient deer herd and enjoy far reaching views over Cheshire and Derbyshire before warming up with a cuppa in the Timber Yard Café.

A couple walking through a woodland carpeted with snowdrops

Winter fauna and flora at Dunham Massey

Venture into the deer park at Dunham Massey to take in wildlife while you walk. Wrap up warm to take in the changing seasons and come back in the New Year to meander through thousands of winter shrubs, trees and bulbs in Dunham's winter garden - the largest of its kind in the UK.

Deer in the parkland at Tatton Park

Get the blood pumping at Tatton Park

Explore Tatton Park's deer park and woodland this winter by stretching your legs on walk, go for a run, hop on a bike or venture out on horseback. Round off your visit with a stroll through the frosted gardens and a warming hot drink.