Fletcher Moss Gardens in Didsbury offers something for everyone, whether you want to partake in the ‘Health Walk’ route, follow the nature trail, explore the rock gardens, go for a paddle or even play tennis.
Not far from the city centre, Fletcher Moss is a historical landmark, having opened in 1919. The park extends across ten acres of woodland and gardens with the River Mersey flowing through.
A trip to the visitor centre can provide you with more information on the history of the parks as well as activity sheets if you want more of a structure to your visit (one of my favourites is an orienteering challenge to find letters spotted around the grounds).
There is also plenty of nature to be found around, with many species of birds, insects and butterflies which vary around the year. Bats can also be seen in the evening.
Fletcher Moss is perfect for those who need a calm, serene space, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The size assures you’ll always be able to find somewhere to sit by yourself.
And for those interested in a meal or drink after their walks, Didsbury Village is only a short walk and there are two pubs directly at the entrance to the park.