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Astbury Mere Country Park

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Doggie day

Lovely serene place beautiful and quiet dogs loved running round the park definitely worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice flat walk

Lovely walk around the mere Footpath flat and even, does get a little muddy in wet weather Popular... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sandra Y
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dog walkers”(20 reviews)
“nice walk”(11 reviews)
“park run”(3 reviews)
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Sandy Lane | Off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton CW12 4FP, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We were visiting Astbury Mere Country Park and decided to visit the new GG's Coffee Hub, Very friendly and a great sunny day to sit outside and enjoy the views. I didn't think there was a way to improve a bacon sandwich but the bacon...More

4  Thank Chris G
GavinWolfenden, Trustee at Astbury Mere Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

GG's Coffee Hub recently opened at Astbury Mere Country Park, their opening hours are Sunday to Friday 10 - 17.30 and Saturday 9 - 17.30. They sell Ice Cream, Italian Blend Coffee and an array of cakes and snacks. You find them at the edge...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We went for a stroll around the Mere one afternoon after a very hot day. Many people had decided to spend the day there. Unfortunately they had discarded beer cans across the paths, litter and used BBQ trays left lying around. Lots of people were...More

3  Thank Pathfinder617
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely serene place beautiful and quiet dogs loved running round the park definitely worth a visit great for children lots of things to explore

1  Thank jacquelines687
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely walk around the mere Footpath flat and even, does get a little muddy in wet weather Popular with dog walkers, but also suitable for families or just for a peaceful walk Grassed area and some benches Coffee shop and toilets

1  Thank Sandra Y
Reviewed 2 October 2018

On visiting the site.you will notice the main activity is walking around the lake - it took us around half an hour at a saunter - ideal for dog-walkers or nature lovers. A very pleasant place! Truly "away from it all"

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited yesterday for the first time. I was surprised to be told that the water was owned/ leased by Stoke on Trent angling society. When walking around the lake there are signs saying the fenced off land by the water's edge...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Four of us dropped in at GGs coffee hub today for a brief snack after a walk around the mere. Crumpets, coffee and ice-cream were our choices and all were excellent, very reasonably priced and served by two women who are so hospitable, cheerful and...More

2  Thank Hilary L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Apart from the slight incline from the carpark, the path is flat and easy walking. Another visitor I spoke to said it’s about 1 mile around the lake. Stoke Fishing club have claimed most of the shoreline so where this is visible, from the path,...More

Thank Lynne H
GavinWolfenden, Trustee at Astbury Mere Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Lynne H, thankyou for taking the time to review our country park, its good to get feedback that we are on the right track. Did you know that as well as the path around the mere there are also higher level paths through the woodlands?

Reviewed 20 August 2018

First, very short visit to Astbury Mere at the weekend as we had time to kill before catching a train and it is a beautiful place. We only had time for a short walk part way around the lake but we liked what we saw....More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We went for a walk today with our dog and 2 young children, I haven’t been in a long time and remember it being a lovely place to go especially with children as it’s flat. Today however I was so disappointed at the amount of...More

1  Thank Natalia H
GavinWolfenden, Trustee at Astbury Mere Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Natalia H. Thank you for taking time to review our country park, we need your feedback to help us improve., I'm sad to hear of your experience with dog pooh, this is a problem which we aim to improve but you have obviously fallen foul...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great place for walk or run. Park run here Saturday mornings and water sports on offfer too. Please don’t go swimming though- don’t take those risks. This place is cared for by a community trust. Pay for the car parking and take your litter home...More

Thank Suzannemcarr
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We come here most weeks sun or rain. It is about a mile flat walk around the mere. As the seasons change there is always different things to see. Lots of people with well behaved dogs, most with a cheerful smile and Hello. You can...More

3  Thank Linda B
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Chelsea M
19 May 2018|
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Response from GavinWolfenden | Property representative |
Chelsea, The lake is owned by the Stoke On Trent Angling Society so you would need to ask them this question. They can be found using Google (Trip advisor doesn't allow posting links to sites)
2 May 2017|
Response from GavinWolfenden | Property representative |
The car park gates are locked in the evening, in the summer this is at 8:00. The other gates are open.
17 April 2017|
Response from GavinWolfenden | Property representative |
The fishing rights at Astbury Mere are owned by the Stoke on Trent Angling Society and to fish at the Mere you must be a member. They can be found on line using google