A new poll has revealed the best beauty spot in Greater Manchester according to locals and it is pretty scenic. The research, commissioned by Smart Energy GB, asked Manchester residents which beauty spots are they most proud of with popular house and gardens near Altrincham, Dunham Massey, being crowned the winner.
Boasting huge grounds, a deer park, endless walking routes, a stately home and more, it’s hard not to see why Dunham Massey was voted the best beauty spot in Greater Manchester. Green spaces Heaton Park and Lyme Park followed Dunham Massey in second and third place
The search for the best beauty spot comes as 88% of Manchester residents consider it important to have an area of natural beauty near to where they live. The survey of 200 adults who live in Manchester and the surrounding area also found that streams and rivers (53%), hills and mountains (48%) and lakes (41%) are the top features that locals think make an area beautiful.
The Top 10 Beauty Spots Manchester Residents Are Proud Of
- Dunham Massey
- Heaton Park
- Lyme Park
- Salford Quays
- Dovestone Reservoir
- Hartshead Pike
- Bramhall & Bramhall Park
- Reddish Vale Country Park
The survey also found more than eight in ten (82%) say no matter where you go in the world, it’s hard to beat the beauty of Britain’s green spaces. The research found almost six in 10 (58%) of Manchester residents love getting out and exploring the great British countryside with 64% saying it boosts their mental health – and who wouldn’t when there is so much to visit on our doorstep?
But would you believe it, according to research, the people in Manchester far prefer the countryside to its city equivalent – by a huge 70% to 10% respectively. While Mancs love living near areas of natural beauty, in contrast over a third (34%) would like to live away from a motorway while 14% would prefer to live away from a factory. Plus, almost three quarters (74%) believe power stations in particular ruin beautiful views of the countryside.
The research commissioned by Smart Energy GB follows the publication of a new report by energy experts Cornwall Insight. This report found that if households became more flexible in how and when they use electricity, Britain could avoid the need to build the equivalent of four new gas-fired power stations in 2030.