Winter is a great time to see wildlife, as animals and birds are out hunting for food and can be seen much more clearly without the usual cover of leaves and foliage. See our top pick of places to spot winter wildlife in the North West.
A visit wouldn't be complete without seeing the deer who call Dunham their home. What other wildlife will you spot in the gardens and parkland?
Keep your eyes peeled along the meandering stream at Quarry Bank for flashes of blues. Kingfishers are regularly spotted, as well of a host of woodland birds along the banks. For those more eagle-eyed, you may also be lucky enough to spot an otter.
Look out for redstarts and pied flycatchers nesting in the woods – Lyme is also home to a thriving population of brown hares, and our famous White Park cattle. And of course, there's the deer too!
Take a walk through the winter woods at Alderley Edge and see if you can spot bluetits, robins and other native woodland birds.
See if you can spot a red squirrel in the woods at Formby, busy looking for its winter stash of food. Along the coast migratory birds dip and dive through the breakers. Wrap up warm!