About Jessica B
Lives in Liverpool, United Kingdom
Since Apr. 2013
18-24 year old female
I was born and raised in Liverpool and have spent my life living between Liverpool and Manchester. I also spent a large chunk of 2014 working in Rio de Janeiro (amazing!). I especially love travelling to places with natural beauty and last year I fulfilled my dream of seeing penguins in the wild in the south of Argentina. My next adventure? Who knows!?
Other Outdoor Activities
Parks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Bodies of Water
Heaton Park is the biggest in Manchester and the largest municipal park in Europe. If that's not enough to tempt you, it also boasts an 18th century Manor House, an 18-hole golf course, an animal farm, woodlands, two playgrounds, a boating lake and a traditional lakeside tea room.
Castlefield is not a park in the traditional sense, but rather an 'Urban Heritage Park,' a term coined by Manchester itself. There is no playground or duck pond, but instead you can explore the remains of a Roman fort and stroll along the canals that were built during the Industrial Revolution, making Manchester what it is today.
Known locally as 'Levy market,' this is a community-run outdoor market selling everything from handmade arts and crafts to homemade food.
One of the UK’s largest and most famous historic estates, here a Tudor Hall sits at the centre of 1000 acres of beautiful deer park. With a working farm, several walking trails, a bird-watching area and a magnificent Neo-Classical mansion house, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
First opened in 1894, the canal offers a great alternative way to see the city. Starting in the city centre, the canal stretches for 36 miles and provides spectacular views and gentle walks through the city and beyond. Alternately, it is also possible to take a cruise down the canal.
There is something for everyone at Fletcher Moss as it covers three separate but linked areas: the park, the Botanical Gardens (which houses some of the world’s rarest trees), and a little further afield, the Stenner Woods Nature Reserve, which follows the bank of the River Mersey. A popular destination for bird watchers.
Located just next to Manchester Airport, this is the ideal place to watch planes take off and land. Raised areas provide a perfect 180 degree view over the airfield. Great if you have some time to kill before a flight.
Run by volunteers, this park is centred around a Victorian mansion which has been restored to its former glory. A hidden gem and often overlooked by tourists, this is a perfect place for a relaxing walk and picnic.
Chorlton Water Park is a local Nature Reserve which provides an oasis of calm far removed from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. Set around a central lake, there are several walking trails that take you through woodlands and wildflower meadows.
Covering 45 acres, Debdale is one of the largest inner-city parks in Manchester and home to the Debdale Outdoor Centre, which offers a variety of outdoor adventure sports – from hill walking to canoeing to rock climbing.
Two hundred acres of quiet woodland and open spaces make Prestwich Forest Park an ideal place for a relaxing walk. Combining four parks (Drinkwater Park, Phillips Park, Waterdale and Prestwich Clough), it's big enough to make you think that you are in the heart of the countryside!