Nature paths and parks to visit in Manchester

Manchester is notorious for its grey skies, so when the sun comes out pack your backpack, get active, and enjoy a hike, a walk or even a picnic at Manchester’s best nature spots.

Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens

Situated in Didsbury, between the River Mersey and Stenner Woods, Fletcher Moss is sure to be one of the most breathtaking parks in Manchester. If you are a nature or a wildlife lover you can enjoy miles of green scenery, gardens, ponds and a tennis court. There is also a café and a visitor centre.

Lyme Park

Lyme Park is located south of Disley, Cheshire and is managed by the National Trust. A glorious park consisting of a mansion house, surrounded by gardens, moor land and a deer park. Pride and Prejudice and Atonement were filmed there. It’s a must!

Tatton Park

Located in 1,000 acres of a beautiful deer park, Tatton park gives you the opportunity to uncover centuries of history at the Medieval Old Hall and witness life above and below stairs in the Mansion. Wander through glorious Gardens and meet rare breed animals at the working Farm. You can also relax, eat, drink, and buy. It’s the perfect day out.

Platt Fields

Platt Fields Park is a public park in Fallowfield. A great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the green scenery. There is a lake used for boating and orchard gardens of roses and heathers. It is the perfect place to go if you want some peace and quiet.

Alexandra Park  

Located between the vibrant communities of Whalley Range & Moss Side, just off Princess Road. The design of the Park was experimental in its use of oval shaped and curved pathways. It is the best place for families, picnics and walks.

 

Stalybridge County Park

The Country Park is set within the Brushes Valley in Millbrook and smaller sites at Carrbrook, which are linked by footpaths, tracks and bridleways. Ponds and small pockets of woodland can be found at the foot of Brushes Valley. Old industrial sites reclaimed by nature can be found at Carrbrook. The ideal park for those looking for quiet riverside walks or wooded valleys.

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Photo Credit: LastingPark – Fletcher Moss Gardens – Alexandra Park

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