Walks / Cycle Rides / Beauty Spots / Good Places to Visit

Manchester and surrounding area

  • Highfield Country Park, Levenshulme
  • Reddish Vale, Reddish
    • in quick cycling distance of Levenshulme
    • contains a viaduct, woodland walks, river, paddling spots, cycle paths, community garden, community petting farm
    • you can get in one end from Reddish, and the other end from the mill by Portwood motorway roundabout in Stockport
    • there's a lovely cycle track that joins both ends through the forest
  • Goyt Valley, Cheshire
  • Winter Hill, Bolton
  • Daisy Nook, Oldham
  • Healey Dell, Rochdale
  • Dovestones Reservoir
  • Hollingworth Lake
  • East Lancs Railway
  • Peel Tower and The Shoulder of Mutton, Ramsbottom
  • Ribblehead Viaduct
  • Werneth Low (forest + water + visitors centre - near Marple)
  • Clayton Vale (river plus forest plus beautiful walks and cycle track - one end is adjacent to Phillips Park near Etihad stadium, the other end is on the way to Oldham)
  • Phillips Park (near Etihad stadium, there's a nice route there along the canal)
  • Cycle track that goes from Debdale reservoir to the canal - really green and leafy and surprisingly long (and from the canal you can cycle along the canal to Phillips Park and Clayton Vale - the towpath is pretty bumpy in places though)

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