Recommended Route #2
Gentle circular trip from Knutsford travelling through Tatton Park and the lovely villages of Mobberley and Rostherne.
Our home town, renowned for its restaurants, bars and fine food purveyors.
Historic estate with Tudor hall, neo-classical mansion, lavish gardens, a 1000 acre deer park that is best explored by bike
Immaculate village built by Lord Egerton for the staff of Tatton Park
Village with a couple of great pubs and craft microbrewery
Plenty to see in Knutsford but the bicycle ride is what we are here for. The ride enters the 2,000 acre Tatton Park. The beatiful parkland is free to enter if you are on bike. Follow the estate roads (with deer normally all around) with the option to explore the house, gardens and facilities). Exit Tatton Park via the Rostherne end and straight on through Rostherne itself. Rostherne was built by Lord Egerton for his staff and is a pristine small village. The route circumnavigates Rostherne Mere to Ashley with the Greyhound Inn at the crossroads.
Continuing straight across the Hale-Knutsford road to the main Altrincham-Wilmslow road, turn right via the tunnels under the two runways (You might be lucky and see some of the huge planes taxiing above to and fro). At the roundabout turn left to the top of the hill (easy with E-bikes) to get the best views of Manchester Airport. Return and turn right opposite the Beehive Hotel & Restaurant and follow this road into Mobberley (home of the late mountaineer Mallory of Everest fame).
Turning right at the Knutsford/Wilmslow road we are now on the homeward run. A very short detour and you could have the choice of The Bulls Head Inn or The Church Inn in Mobberley. Follow the road back into Knutsford and along King Street (“Bottom Street”) past historic inns and Italianic style properties to your final destination. Congratulations.
Traditional 18th century country inn
Relaxed, quintessentially English village pub
Traditional country-style pub with beer garden