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GM Ringway 3 Didsbury Village - Bramhall 2023

by Andrew Read
3 years ago
Near Didsbury, GB
Stage 3 of the GM Ringway, Greater Manchester's long-distance trail, follows the pretty Ladybrook Valley that weaves through the suburbs of Stockport.

Conditions can be muddy and slippery underfoot in the Ladybrook Valley, particularly after extended periods of rain.

Highlights include:

- A riverside and woodland route between Didsbury and Cheadle villages via Abney Hall Park with its waterfall and ponds
- The Grade I-listed St Mary's Church in Cheadle, dating back to 1530
- Quiet paths along the tree-lined Micker Brook
- The 70-acre Bramhall Park, with its woodland, ponds, play area and cafe
- Bramall Hall, a superb Tudor manor house (Grade I-listed)
- Carr Wood Local Nature Reserve, a beautiful area of semi-ancient woodland in a gorge-like valley.

This route has recently been adapted to start at Didsbury Village rather than East Didsbury, reducing the amount of roadside walking on this and the previous stage. The route now also includes the lovely Abney Hall Park.

The stage links Didsbury Village Metrolink and Bramhall train stations. Currently (early 2023), dogs are permitted on Metrolink tram station. If this changes, for those with dogs the start is a short way from East Didsbury train station. Both the start and end are also linked by a regular bus and are served by other buses to and from Manchester, Stockport and elswehere.

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DISTANCE 7.191 miles
328 ft (44%)
187 ft (20%)
GM Ringway 3 Didsbury Village - Bramhall 2023

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