64.05 ha (158.27 acres)

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Explorer 267
OS Landranger 117

Dutton Park lies in the Weaver Valley between Dutton and Acton Bridge in North Cheshire. It is overlooked by the imposing 22 arches of the Dutton railway viaduct crossing the River Weaver.

The site is a rich mosaic of habitats, including grassland meadows beside the river, ponds and scrapes, scrub and hedgerows, two ancient semi-natural woodlands, and over 50 hectares of new native woodland. The site was previously farmland and grazed by cattle which had caused trampling damage to the ancient woodlands. Since the Woodland Trust bought the land the ancient woods have been fenced and are now recovering.

There are two public rights of way crossing the meadows by the river and a new network of grass paths around the site.


  • Public access
  • Spring flowers
  • Grassland
  • Broadleaved woodland
Early purple orchid with blurred background

A lasting legacy

This wood is just one of many to have been protected by gifts in wills, securing it for generations to come. Your legacy gift could also make a real difference to woods, trees and wildlife.

Learn what your gift could mean


Dutton Park Management Plan

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