The sun’s (finally) starting to shine in Manchester. On days like these, the forgotten commons, greens and parks of the city get rediscovered by sun-seekers like me, eager to make the most of the good weather while it lasts. Big, small, well groomed or unkempt, Manchester’s parks offer something for everyone.
In the Didsbury suburbs lies Fog Lane Park, initially named after Yorkshire Fog, a grass which can still be found growing there today. Though this was one of the city’s first public parks, it’s the kind of place where you can forget you’re in a city at all. Its overgrown edges foster a sense of wilderness, making it a perfect escape on a sunny day.
Not enormous, but big enough to find a secluded bench, this family friendly spot really does have it all. Activities on offer include a children’s play area, tennis courts and a bowling green, though I usually just find a quiet grassy spot to relax in – isn’t that what parks are for?