GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Knutsford Walks

11 miles (17 km)

The Cheshire town of Knutsford has some lovely country walks to try. Highlights close to the town include the famous Tatton Park, the wildlife haven of Rostherne Mere and the North Cheshire Way long distance trail which passes through the town. This walk takes you from the town through Tatton Park to Rostherne Mere where there are lots of bird watching opportunites.
The walk starts from Knutsford train station and heads north to first visit Knutsford Moor. The Moor is a pretty park which forms the extreme southern tip of Tatton Mere. There's waterside paths, reed beds, wildlife and wildflowers to see here during the summer months.
The route then proceeds into the expansive Tatton Park. One of Cheshire's highlights the lovely park includes miles of footpaths taking you to two pretty meres, open parkland and attractive woodland.
After passing through the northern end of the park you will come to Rostherne Mere. The lovely mere is a great place to look out for birdlife with several water loving birds visiting the area.
After enjoying the mere the route then returns to the town centre and the train station on the same paths.

Knutsford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Knutsford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Knutsford

Pubs/Cafes

In Tatton Park there's the Stables cafe. The cafe offers self-service style dining with a menu focused on using Estate meats and harvest where possible and home grown, home made, seasonal produce.

Dog Walking

With its woodland and parkland Tatton Park is a popular place for a dog walk. Please keep your dog under control because of the resident deer though.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area you could head east and try the Mobberley Walk. The neighbouring village is well worth a visit with historic buildings and some excellent pubs to investigate.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.

Photos

Row of Cottages in Knutsford - geograph.org.uk - 94842

Row of Cottages in Knutsford. Taken near the entrance to Tatton Park

The Moor, Knutsford - geograph.org.uk - 1225555

The Moor, Knutsford

The White Lion, Knutsford - geograph.org.uk - 550929

The White Lion, Knutsford Lots of different building styles in Knutsford.

Melchett Mere, Tatton Park - geograph.org.uk - 981195

Melchett Mere, Tatton Park

Rostherne Mere - geograph.org.uk - 58300

Rostherne Mere 2

Rostherne Mere National Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 813370

Rostherne Mere 2

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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