Weekend Walks: Dunham Massey

A short hop south of Manchester, Dunham Massey sits in a fantastic grounds full of the estates gracious herds of deer. 

First on this weekend adventure though we head for lunch at a Sunday favourite of ours, The Garden in Hale. A health focused spot that promotes fresh organic produce that’s 100% chemical free.

I can highly recommend the Super Green Omelette (with a side of Halloumi) also up there is the Nachos, to share for 2 or for a hearty slightly naughty lunch for 1. The Garden also offer a selection of juices, shots and smoothies to cure all ailments and give you that get up and go for the walk ahead.

Parking for Dunhem Massey we usually head around to Little Bollington and find a street spot then walk over, meaning we get to cross the river bridge into the grounds.

Paths take you leisurely around and at whatever pace suits you, the walk is flat and circular with plenty of deer to stop you in your tracks. The house and gardens are impressive, if you’re looking to fit it all in leave plenty of your afternoon free and I can highly recommend the ice-cream.

Dunham Massey is great as a group or family, it’s easily accessible and offers plenty of scope for an interesting afternoon out in the countryside, without needing all the “gear”.




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