818 Vernon Park, Stockport

Only a stone's throw from the centre of Stockport lies a secret and tranquil valley. That's what we wrote when this walk was first published in the Manchester Evening News. But returning some years later to check the route it looked as though half of Stockport had discovered this tranquil oasis. There was barely room to park a car and a loudspeaker thumped out music. Where was our lovely valley? Soon all became clear, there was a charity event in progress. But to our joy there was hardly anyone in the woods or down by the River Goyt, the birds seemed surprised by our presence while Peregrine Falcons nest on Pear Mill.

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LOCATION: Stockport
START: Lower Bredbury, B6104 Vernon Park car park
Grid ref: SJ909909 Postcode: SK1 2GT
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Manchester & Salford Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Stockport Museum & café open daily
EN ROUTE: Bredbury Hall, Fernley Bridge, Woodbank Park, Midshires Way, Etherow Way, Goyt Valley Way, Offerton

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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