Walks, wildlife and wellbeing

6 Oct 2021 11:49
Published by: Scott Callan

TATTON Park is the perfect place for making the most of the Cheshire autumn.

The gardens, farm and 1,000-acre parkland provide temptation enough at this colourful time of year, but their seasonal events give even more reasons than ever to embrace the outdoors.

A new ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ event is taking place in Dairy Wood and it’s a perfect way for keeping the family active outdoors.

Inspired by Nick Butterworth’s book ‘After the Storm’, prepare to help Percy and his friends on this seasonal trail of forest play and muddy adventure.

Trees laden with fruit are a wonderful sight in autumn, so why not spend a delicious day celebrating the apple in all its glory?

Visit the beautiful walled orchards in Tatton Park Gardens on Sunday October 3 for Apple Day, and taste or buy from a mouth-watering range of apple varieties.

Beyond the orchards, the changing leaves pop with colour in the Japanese Gardens, and as the leaves fall, longer views can be enjoyed from the Broad Walk and Italian Terrace.

Also, several ‘Forest Bathing’ sites have been introduced, giving you a beginner’s guide to the art of spending time beneath trees and a boost to your sense of wellbeing.

The parkland bursts with wildlife in autumn. Set off walking and you may hear the deer bellowing and see stags competing for females by locking antlers during the rut.

On a much smaller scale, can you spot the many types of fungi growing around the Parkland at this time of year?

To help you out, there’s a Fungal Foray on Sunday October 17, led by fungus expert Fungal Punk Dave and a Tatton Park Ranger.

Why not join them on a guided walk in the Parkland to discover the mysterious world of fungi? This event must be pre booked via tattonpark.org.uk or call 01625 374428.

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