This lovely park is Paul's area of the world more than mine but I had a lovely day here today. The first mention of Dunham's deer park was in 1353. The deer at Dunham Massey Park today are fallow deer and are quite tame around visitors. People were strolling around amongst the deer. The deer park is to the south of the Hall.
Dunham Massey Park is owned by the National Trust. The park is largely wooded and has a Hall, a mill, lakes and gardens too.
The trees there are of particular significance as many are very old, some being over 300 years old.
Interestingly, the park runs along the straight old Roman road from Chester to the York , both major Roman garrison forts. But this was hundreds of years before the de Mascey family developed Dunham Massey. There were 3 Massey castles in the south of the district hundreds of years ago.