Autumn Dunham Massey National Trust

Autumn Dunham Massey National Trust

I don’t think we have ever been to Dunham Massey and been disappointed with our visit. It’s a terrific National Trust property located close to Altrincham in Greater Manchester.

Last time we were there was a few months ago in July.

Parkland, gardens and more

Walking at Dunham is a joy at this time of year, there’s plenty of space and plenty to see. In addition to leafy walks along the ‘lanes’ that span out from the perimeter walls, there are pretty gardens a 17th century house and even a herd of fallow deer

Incredible colours

The autumn colours continue to be magnificent this year. Clearly 2022 has been an odd one in terms of some pretty extreme weather and as we lived through a scorching summer there were many warnings of how this might impact autumns in future years.

I also recall commentss from the National Trust earlier in the year when they reported that some trees had shed leaves early due to a ‘false autumn. because of the summer’s exceptional heat and dryness and they added we might see ‘a particularly vivid October and November’.

More colourful than previous years?

My personal view from local walks and drives is that in general the leaves seem to have stayed on the trees longer than in many previous years and the colours have been quite exquisite.

Autumn wander

Picture gallery

Clicking any of the images below will open a picture gallery that can be scrolled through. Some of the pictures show installations that will be part of the Christmas light show. If the Christmas Lights at Dunham isn’t something you have been to before then I would say it’s well worth a visit..

You can see pictures from the very decent 2020 show along the ‘after dark trail’ at this link.

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