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Manchester Parks and Countryside

Fancy a ‘time out’ from urban life? There’s always somewhere you can escape. Don't forget the spectacular Manchester countryside on our doorstep, too.

  • Adlington Hall

    Adlington Hall

    GardenSet in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Adlington Hall is one of the most beautiful country homes in the United Kingdom.

  • Alexandra Park (Wigan)

    Alexandra Park (Wigan)

    Municipal ParkAlexandra is a 15 acre park. Various events are held throughout the year

  • Alkrington Woods Nature Reserve

    Alkrington Woods Nature Reserve

    Nature ReserveOnce part of the Alkrington Hall estate, this area of mature woodland provides an ideal habitat for wide ranging flora and fauna.

  • All Saints Gardens

    All Saints Gardens

    GardenA place to relax close the the universities.

  • Arley Hall and Gardens

    Arley Hall and Gardens

    ArticleThis early Victorian mansion house offers 12 acres of magnificent gardens of distinct beauty and charm

  • Ashworth and Roch Valleys

    Ashworth and Roch Valleys

    Parkland / Woodland GardenWooded river valleys with hillside views. Guided walk leaflet available from Rochdale Tourist Information Centre

  • Barrow Bridge Village

    Barrow Bridge Village

    Parkland / Woodland GardenTake a stroll around this former industrial village to admire the former homes of mill workers and the stream once used to power waterwheels.

  • Barton Swing Aqueduct

    Barton Swing Aqueduct

    ArticleA 235 foot long engineering masterpiece, built to carry the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal.

  • Beech Road Park

    Beech Road Park

    Municipal ParkThis pretty small green space offers a children's play area and a multi-use games area. During the summer the park plays host to the Beech Road Festival.

  • Blackleach Country Park

    Blackleach Country Park

    Nature ReserveBlackleach Country Park is an impressive haven with 50 hectares of beautiful countryside set around an impressive reservoir.

  • Boggart Hole Clough

    Boggart Hole Clough

    GardenA great place to walk and an important site for local historians.

  • Borsdane Wood

    Borsdane Wood

    Nature ReserveBorsdane Wood was Wigan’s first Local Nature Reserve. Get away from it all; surrounded by birdsong and enveloped in woodland perfumes, it’s the perfect place to let your heart rate drop and your stride shorten.

  • Bramall Hall

    Bramall Hall

    Historic House / PalaceThis magical Tudor manor house is set in 60 acres of parkland with lakes, woods and gardens. The house contains 16thC wall paintings, Elizabethan fine plaster ceilings, Victorian kitchens and servants' quarters.

  • Bramall Park

    Bramall Park

    Nature ReserveTimber-framed manor house dating back to the 14th century, with ample gardens and parkland. This magnificent park of woodland and trails is the ideal location for an afternoon stroll.

  • Bridgewater Canal

    Bridgewater Canal

    MarinaSee the world's first industrial canal, built in 1764.