GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dunham Massey

3 miles (5 km)

This is a splendid circular walk around the impressive grounds of Dunham Massey Hall, in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.
You will pass through the magnificent deer park with its 17th century mill and the tranquil Island and Smithy pools. There is also the spectacular new Rose Garden and the Georgian Dunham Massey Hall to explore.
The Bridgewater Canal runs just past the estate and is a great way to extend your walk. You can pick up the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk and follow the towpath west to the pretty village of Lymm. Here you can enjoy a peaceful, waterside walk around the Lymm Dam. See the Canal Walk Lymm to Dunham Massey for details on how to reach the park from the town.
If you head east along the canal you will soon come into Altrincham.
Just to the south of the estate you will find Rostherne Mere. The large mere is a great place for bird watching with several species of wildfowl to look out for on the water.

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Dunham Massey OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dunham Massey Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The deer park is a lovely place for a dog walk but please keep them on leads in this area. They're allowed off lead in the North Park area though.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Bollin Valley Way passes the hall. The riverside trail will take you along the Bollin River to the Manchester Ship Canal at Partington. In the park you will also find the aqueduct carrying the Bridgewater Canal over the River Bollin.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Greater Manchester Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Dunham Massey Hall

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Deer in the park

The Deer Barn, Dunham Park (Dunham Massey) - - 447608

The Deer Barn, Dunham Park (Dunham Massey)

The main drive through Dunham Park (Dunham Massey) - - 447740

The main drive through Dunham Park (Dunham Massey)

Dunham Park Lodge - - 1253353

Dunham Park Lodge

Slaughterhouse, Dunham Park - - 447513

Slaughterhouse, Dunham Park

Island Pool, Dunham Massey - - 113391

Island Pool

Dunham Massey Hall and Moat - - 2628249

Dunham Massey Hall and Moat


GPS Files

GPX File

Dunham Massey.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Dunham Massey.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)