2. Sale Water Park – East Didsbury

Stage 2 is a lovely meandering walk through the green lungs of South Manchester. Although the motorway is not too far away, it only rarely makes its presence felt. As well as following the banks of the wide River Mersey, the route circumnavigates a pretty lake, wanders through dappled woodland and follows an old country lane into one of the city’s loveliest parks.

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Stage 2: Sale Water Park (Metrolink) to East Didsbury (Metrolink/Train)

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| mi | +ft -ft (net: ft)
2 Sale Water Park (Metrolink): 53.428305, -2.290735
3 East Didsbury (Metrolink/train): 53.412090, -2.217093

Length: 6.3 miles / 10.1 km

Grade: Easy

Start: Sale Water Park (Metrolink)

End: East Didsbury (Metrolink or train)


  • Chorlton Water Park and its lovely lake
  • The dappled woodland of Kenworthy Woods
  • An especially peaceful stretch of the rolling River Mersey
  • Didsbury’s tree-shaded and bucolic Stenner Lane
  • The boardwalk and botanical gardens of Fletcher Moss park

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