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A walk in the park.

Chorlton Water Park is a beautiful spot in the heart of Manchester. It’s great for long walks... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Chorlton water park

Great for wildlife and scenery. Well maintained, good for families. Lots of fishing and cycle... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
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Maitland Avenue, Manchester M21 7WH, England
+44 161 234 5000
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Chorlton Water Park is a beautiful spot in the heart of Manchester. It’s great for long walks, families or just having a time-out. Very popular with dog walkers and runners but mostly people just go there to relax and enjoy the views.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MsLou250
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Great for wildlife and scenery. Well maintained, good for families. Lots of fishing and cycle riding. Play park has just been updated and is always busy. Good for walking. Great seating with good views .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paradise815600
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is an oasis of calm. Everything is well looked after.paths are level and clean. A fantastic play area for children. On many days ice cream van is in residence. A coffee van also is in residence on many weekends. Parking is good. Nordic walking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank billdocherty
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Go here often with the dog. Round lake once is just under a mile but plenty benches if you need a rest. Try and have a look at the community orchard if you go there. Bit overgrown with nettles but still interesting and can get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Catherine M
Reviewed August 20, 2018

My favourite place in the city... for running, walking, cycling or just for an ice cream in summer or a coffe in winter... don’t miss out a walk aside the river from Chorlton water park to sale water park

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A4904YHelizabethc
Reviewed August 15, 2018

A wonderful, peaceful place and amazingly close to the city. Accessible by tram. Perfect for walking, jogging and playing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mancunian53
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The dogs love it here, lots of dips for them to get in and out of the water. In summer there are lots of jet skis and boats at sale water park causing big ripples so it’s not so safe for everyone else which can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mercedes J
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Love this place summer evenings/days or winter mornings/afternoons it’s always lovely to walk around, some of the sunsets we have seen are amazing. Plenty of car parking spaces.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank suebedu
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Love this place, visit with my dog regularly. Great place to walk, job, cycle. Lots of people fishing, having picnics, Coffee bar visits regularly, ice cream van too. Place for children to play.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jill H
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We walked around the whole lake where there were plenty of benches you could sit and take in the peace and wildlife. People could walk their dogs, fish, ride bikes, run, feed the ducks and swans. There was a swing park for the younger children...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Diane N
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Anna S
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Lindy N | Reviewed this property |
Park officer is on 01618815639. May be able to help, but the lake is used for fishing, and there may also be safety considerations to take into account as there is no lifeguard there.
Stef C
July 24, 2015|
Response from Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
There is an information centre by the entrance. There are a lot of parks in Manchester but this is a nice place for a walk.