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Explore The Knutsford Rail Trail | Mere Court Hotel & Conference Centre

Explore The Knutsford Rail Trail

If you want to make the most of your weekend and get out and about, there are a range of great walks that you can do in and around Knutsford.

The Knutsford Rail Trail is a particularly good option if you want to explore this historic town a little more and venture into Tatton Park.

It’s a circular walk that covers around eight kilometres, which will take you three to four hours at a leisurely pace. It’s predominantly flat and a very accessible trail, making it perfect for everyone from dog walkers to those with young families.

You can wander through Knutsford town and learn more about its fascinating history. Did you know that the town was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was known as Cunetesford?

Knutsford is also known for being the home of author Elizabeth Gaskell, who used it as the inspiration for Cranford. You can even visit her grave in the Unitarian Chapel graveyard.

The trail will also take you into Tatton Park, which is one of the UK’s most impressive historic estates. Wander through the vast deer park and make sure you take a closer look at the mansion and its beautifully kept gardens.

If you want to make your stroll a little longer, there are a number of shorter routes that you can add on within the Tatton Park estate.

After all that walking, you’re bound to be hungry, so make sure you book Sunday lunch in Knutsford to round off a perfect Sunday morning.