Whether you’re working in the office or from home, getting away from the desk and out into the world can do wonders for our physical and mental state. Following our previous post on lunchtime walks in Bristol, take a look at our breakdown of recommended outings for your next work break in and around Manchester.
If you find yourself within walking distance of Heaton Park in Prestwich, you owe it to yourself to seek it out and embark on an invigorating lunchtime stroll. Manchester’s biggest park of all, all 600 acres can be explored and enjoyed by anyone, anytime. The space is also home to Heaton Park Hall and endless woodlands to explore.
Subtly nestled in the centre of Medlock Valley, Failsworth, Daisy Nook has it all – stunning wooded areas, a river, canals, and even an old, abandoned railway for a truly unique walking experience. This beautiful park is also renowned for its wildlife, with a wealth of great creatures to spot and takes snaps of for lasting memories.
The Lovers’ Alley Trail, which traverses the Tame Valley and Peak Forest Canal, is an aptly-named 2-mile circular walk that provides a tranquil meander through relics of industry and the best nature has to offer. Complete with disused mills, abandoned warehouses and endless woodland, this is a unique walk with scenery like no other.
There’s no better way to discover the sights of the city than the Manchester Wharf City Trail. Walk by some of the finest and most famous sights the great city has to offer, via the iconic canals and gothic town hall.
Perhaps you want a little more than just a simple saunter through the greenery on your next walk? Bramall Park in Stockport is just the ticket. With an impressive Tudor manor at its heart, this walk boasts a historic edge alongside the usual lush greenery, streams, ponds, and an abundance of wildlife.
Fletcher Moss, named after a local Alderman, is the walking jewel in South Manchester’s crown. Spanning 90 acres from the River Mersey to Stenner Woods, this expansive garden space dates back to 1915 and has changed little since. A reliable favourite for getting some fresh air whilst enjoying all that nature has to offer, you can’t go wrong with a stroll around Fletcher Moss.
Located in Altrincham, South Manchester, Dunham Massey is the perfect walking spot for any season. The array of gardens present an embarrassment of natural riches, with a variety of different trees, plants, and wildlife to be enjoyed. A large house and majestic deer park provide even more opportunities for a restful and memorable break.
For a great all-rounder, check out Monton Green in Eccles. Perfect for anyone working in the ever-popular Trafford Park area, this route has everything you could wish for – quaint residential streets, parks & woodland, canals to stroll alongside, and much more.
If you’re working a little further North, then you’d be hard-pressed to find a better lunchtime walk than Salford’s largest public park, Buile Hill Park. Large, open green spaces are complemented by a large mansion at its centre, presenting a simple walk amongst nature that could be perfect for a quick lunchtime getaway.
Let us know if you visit any of these beautiful spots, and if we inspired the visit, tag us in your Instagram pics (@flagship_spaces).