Fletcher Moss Park in Didsbury is a tardis of natural beauty which expands out from the leafy suburb. With botanical gardens, fields, woodland and the river Mersey it’s a beautiful setting for a cosy autumnal walk. Every Monday at 2pm a group of walking enthusiasts, and non walkers alike, gather to explore the park together. Fletcher Moss Health Walks have been running since 2006, and recently their numbers have been booming with the increased popularity of walking.
get out and explore the natural side of Manchester
Each week three walks set off from the visitor centre at the top of the park, with varying levels of difficulty. Bear in mind though, that you’re still in suburban nature so even the long walk is fairly flat and manageable.
As well as a great way of getting some exercise, walking in natural environments has been championed as being massively beneficial to people’s mental health. One of the benefits of walking with a group is the opportunity to meet new people from all walks of life and spark new conversations. This sense of community is only strengthened by the refreshments shared by all walkers, regardless of what route they’ve been on, at the end.
Whether you want to get out and explore the natural side of Manchester or meet people from outside your own echo chamber, Fletcher Moss Health Walks are a great way to do both.