Sometimes, you just gotta take a breather. And luckily for us, while we may live within a bustling city that can only be described as a playground for grown-ups, we’re also blessed with a vast array of beautiful nature spots – all just a short drive away from the metropolis that we call home. But if you want the best of both worlds, we have just the spot. Sure, it’s not exactly the view of NYC from across the Brooklyn Bridge, but if you ask us – it comes in at a pretty close second.
Introducing Werneth Low, a stunning country park consisting of long grasslands that flow in the wind, located just on the border of Stockport.
Overlooking both the Pennines and nearby Stockport, Werneth Low also offers stunning views of Manchester city centre from afar, making for the perfect place to sit, reflect and enjoy a good old dose of fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of the world.
Deansgate Square, Beetham Tower, the Arndale and more can be spotted from up top Werneth Low’s hills – which stand at 279 metres tall – offering a peaceful perspective of the place that’s garnering skyscrapers so tall, we’re often left feeling like ants scuttling around, going about our days from A to B.
Consisting of around 80 hectares of moorland to explore, the park is the perfect place to stretch your legs – with evenings, in particular, providing the best sights of the city aglow. The country park is also home to a lovely war memorial, too, which acts as a lasting tribute to the 710 men from this area who perished in The Great War of 1914 to 1918.
Dogs are permitted, however, due to the large number of wildlife species that call Werneth Low home, they must be kept under control at all times.
The park is easily accessed by car, with three car parks available (Lower Higham, the Quarry and Windy Harbour).