May is National Walking Month and 2019 is particularly special because it is the 90th anniversary of Living Streets, an organisation whose mission is to make walking easier and safer for more people to enjoy. At 9y, we’re lucky to be nestled in beautiful countryside with so many lovely walks in Cheshire (and pubs!) on our doorstep. So next time you’re visiting our offices in Knutsford, take the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and have a bite to eat on one of these local walks.

Tatton Park

Just around the corner from us, the famous Tatton Park Gardens span 50 acres and have developed over the last 200 years. With areas including the 19th-Century fernery, designed by Joseph Paxton who famously built the Crystal Palace; the Japanese Garden – said to be the finest in Europe; and the walled kitchen garden, demonstrating traditional techniques and local produce, you could easily get lost here for several hours.

Dunham Massey

If the wandering herd of resident fallow deer aren’t enough in themselves, then Dunham Massey also has a wonderful Georgian house to explore and one of the country’s finest winter gardens offering year round colour and scent. After an afternoon wandering the grounds spotting the owls and woodpeckers, the on-site restaurant offers hearty home-cooked meals to enjoy. Dunham Massey is only about three miles from our offices in Bucklow Hill.

Walks in Cheshire - Dunham Massey

Walton Hall and Gardens

In addition to wandering the splendid hall and gardens, Walton Hall also offers visitors a children’s zoo, pitch and putt golf and a cycling museum. A year-round programme of events includes theatre and music, artisan markets and classic car shows. Walton Hall is just 10 miles from us, and is a wonderful day out for the whole family.

Walks in Cheshire - Dunham Massey

These are just three of our favourite walks in Cheshire, but we know that there are many more. Is there anything you think we’ve missed, or just want to meet up for a walk? We’d love to hear from you!