Explore the most popular Parks in Greater Manchester with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
muddy
rocky
9 days ago

Definitely took a couple of wrong turns, however there are plenty of places to get back on track. It was a rainy day so very muddy on the non path parts of the trail. I think it would be much better on a sunny day. Quite a steep part at the beginning so definitely get your walking boots on.

hiking
16 days ago

Not a bad hike this, starting at the car park we went clockwise but with the heavy rains struggled to follow the river at the end of the 3 reservoirs so we went off trail and cut up a really steep slope instead and caught up with the trail at the top at the highest point which in itself was very exciting and a hard scramble in the rain but very fun. Once on the top was relatively easy all the way round, some interesting bits crossing streams becuse of the rain, waterproofs and watwrproof socks were a godsend. Still on the look out for a harder treck though to challenge us.

beautiful! very easy to do with a baby carrier.

hiking
muddy
off trail
scramble
17 days ago

Great group walk today. 9 miles, good distance for us. Steady incline to start with lots of bikes speeding by! We extended the route I found up to the chew reservoir for a peek. The route is pretty clear which was great as the views are amazing and you just want to look out not at the maps. Fabulous lunch spot looking out onto reservoir and perfectly sheltered from wind. Second half is tricky is there are some steep drops and rock faces. Then it’s a tricky cross over a stream. Then please be aware the last part of the hilly bit it a scramble, bolder crawler down the stream followed by another stream crossing. Not for the faint hearted! Loved the challenge but you need good boots and take sticks!!!

great circular route. There is a free carpark 2 bridges down on the middlewood way, about 300m from the suggested start point.

mountain biking
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

Good for practicing skills and as a local it’s good to use on a regular basis. Wouldn’t suggest travelling from afar to visit as there’s no facilities and is only a very short loop. The north loop has some decent jumps and the south has fast flowing berms both accessed by a short climb up a tarmac path. Recently found the trails to be neglected (summer 2019) and there’s not been much maintenance. Lots of boggy/ mud patches on landings which makes jumps less attractive. Lots of brambles and overgrowth throughout the park (especially the series of blue trails further south in the park), making a lot of trails impassible. There is a car park which is free of charge so you can drive and park up next to the starting point Overall the trails need some attention to bring them back to their former glory!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

nice little walk with the kids. beautiful scenery along the way

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Enjoyed this trail very much, a little harder than I’d anticipated but worth it! Overgrown in some places so be extra careful. Very beautiful scenic walk, the only downside of the trail is after you get through marsden the markers seem to have faded considerably and due to the forest route near the golf course more markers are certainly needed. Overall I’d definitely recommend and I will certainly be returning.

Really nice walk

I love walking this trail! Its where I go when I need to escape the chaos and it isn’t too hard either

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely walk through a well managed woods. Lightly trafficked and great for dogs. The main path follows a gentle stream, which is great if dogs need to cool off.

mountain biking
muddy
off trail
rocky
2 months ago

excellent for beginners and intermediate level riders. Technical, ups and downs. cannot recommend enough

walking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice little loop, lovely park close to a very nice village. Trial gets a little muddy along the bottom path, but there is a higher path that you can take.

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice but quite busy and no way you could follow the route as it was blocked by fast flowing water

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

One of my favourite hikes with my Dad, we go a few times a year. There are 3 or 4 reservoirs so you can do the full lot which are really good for getting the heart rate going or, an easier hike by walking round one. Beautiful scenery. Bear in mind that it gets very busy even in the week. Enjoy

Lovely easy walk with a few up hills, I extended mine slightly at the end after leaving Lyme Park, would definitely do it again! The park was lovely & busy with families (first week of summer holidays) & the views of Manchester were lovely!

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