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Parklands and gardens might sound like overly manicured spaces in principle, but actually they provide a wonderful walking environment. With historic parklands you will be able to marvel at the skills of parkland designers of the past, such as Lancelot Capability Brown, who had amazing talent in transforming unremarkable countryside into stunning landscapes with enticing vistas. Many of these designed landscapes have beautiful features to discover as you explore the sites, from towering specimen trees to tranquil lakes, herds of deer to herbaceous borders, and thought-provoking sculptures to impressive fountains and follies. Many of the parkland and garden walks are more accessible than an average countryside walk, usually with no stiles or awkward obstacles and with well-maintained paths. These trails will take you on a guided tour of each of the parks, discovering all the key hidden gems and explaining the relevant history along the way. Which one will you visit this summer?

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Walking

A varied, quiet walk with plenty of stunning views. 3/5 instead of 5/5 stars because of the extortionate car park charge (£7.50 for just over 2 hrs!)

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William Parsons reviewed Grebe Lake Trail
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Walking

wanted to review to say is dog friendly, it isnt tagged.

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Lisa Canterbury reviewed Macclesfield Canal and Lyme Park
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Hiking

Really lovely walk, very easy to follow and lots of different terrain, things to see and places to pause for a picnic!

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Gemma Lumley reviewed Macclesfield Canal and Lyme Park
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Edwina Emery reviewed Hackfall Explorer Trail
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Really beautiful. I couldn't get the fountain to work :( but I do believe this place was designed to be this beautiful - some people have such creative vision! It was quite slippy and very muddy in places.

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Florie-Anne Virgile reviewed The White Hart to Knole Park Circular Walk
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We did this walk on a gloomy October day. It was lovely with the Fall colours. There are bits on a busy road, take care!

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Yasmin Kahiye reviewed Richmond Park Circular Walk
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sohail syed reviewed Richmond Park Circular Walk
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Rachel Baker reviewed Macclesfield Canal and Lyme Park
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Barry Smith reviewed Hackfall Explorer Trail
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WalkingGreat!

This is a glorious little trail, looping around a lovely ancient woodland and down into the beautiful gorge below.....some really interesting points along the way, amazing views, ruins and follies. The fountain pond was my favourite feature with the diy pump - Get down there and give it a go!! There were a couple of short, steep climbs and steps up towards Raven scar/Mowbray castle that were fairly strenuous. A really, really enjoyable walk.

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wioletta słowik reviewed Richmond Park Circular Walk
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Justyna Matula reviewed Richmond Park Circular Walk
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great walk. I’m usually trying to stay away from big cities but I didn’t have a clue that a park in the middle of a big city could be so beautiful. deers everywhere. will definitely return.

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Katie Oldfield reviewed Hackfall Explorer Trail
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Hiking

This walk was absolutely amazing and beautiful and just so so lovely! Views were amazing, it’s all forest trail/walking no roads or big farmers fields, just beautiful! My favourite AllHikes trail so far!!!

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Matt Baggaley reviewed Hackfall Explorer Trail
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Hiking

Fantastic walk with lots to see and do. Highly recommend!

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Ashley B reviewed Hackfall Explorer Trail
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Hiking

Great walk with many unusual features along the way. It was rather rainy when we completed the walk. I'd reccomend boots as it can be very muddy. it is also steep in places.

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Shagira Sch reviewed Richmond Park Circular Walk
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Hiking

Could not follow the trail (didnt start at the right parking area) bur had a fantastic long walk w loads of deers on the road Cant believe how huge this park is in the middle of the city. Will return indeed.

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Nicky Elliott reviewed Grebe Lake Trail
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Very nice easy walk.

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Joachim Coppens reviewed Hackfall Explorer Trail
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Hiking

Nice and surprisingly varied trail with streams, ponds, ruins and nice viewpoints throughout the forest. Gets quite muddy though. Also try coming on quieter days as the car park is tiny.

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wioletta słowik reviewed Windsor Great Park Circular Walk
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Leo Babar reviewed Richmond Park Circular Walk
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful park !

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Wioletta Rubacha reviewed Hackfall Explorer Trail
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HikingMuddy

Absolutely gorgeous, I would strongly recommend.

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Rachel Baker reviewed Macclesfield Canal and Lyme Park
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Hiking

Easy rather than moderate but a nice walk.

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HikingGreat!Muddy

Great walk. Kids 5&6 yoa enjoyed it and was tired only for the last 10 minutes. Pay and display wasn't working so took a picture and cracked on

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Leah Kitchin reviewed Hackfall Explorer Trail
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Hiking

amazing views. well worth a visit. walking boots a must!

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