Dog walks in Manchester

Amy Trumpeter
4 min readJan 9, 2021

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Manchester is a city that I love as it was my University city. It’s also the city where I got Milo, my Jack Russell! Despite Manchester being a big city, there are some wonderful dog walks in Manchester that you can enjoy in the city parks and also beautiful surrounding areas such as Alderley Edge.

Platt Fields Park

If you live in Central Manchester and particularly if you are a student based in Fallowfield then Platt Fields Park is an excellent city based dog park. In fact, it is one of my favourite dog walks in Manchester due to fond Uni memories! For families, there is a labyrinth, a picnic area and a BMX bike track. For dogs, the circuit around the lake makes a lovely daily walk.

Heaton Park

If you are in North Manchester then Heaton Park is a must visit. You can get there by tram (Metrolink) but one of the problems with Manchester is that dogs are not allowed on the Metrolink (although they are allowed on buses and trains!) Once you have made it to Heaton Park, you can take the Heaton Park circular route with your dog which takes about an hour and a half. The park is approximately 600 Acres and is home to the Grade I listed building Heaton Hall. Well behaved dogs have enough space to go off lead. Here is a link to the an OS Map of the Heaton Park circular route.

Chorlton To Sale Waterpark

This walk is relevantly flat and there are various places to park, and it is free of charge. There are various walks to go on around this area but this one is circular. It goes through fields, the River Mersey, Sale Water Park, and Jackson’s bridge.

From the car park take a straight path and once you get to the bridge go right. Here you will find open fields where your dog can have a runabout. Once you finish walking through the fields there is another set of fields where there is a path. This path will eventually lead you to a river where your dog can have a splash around and this will eventually lead you to Sale Water Park. If you keep walking you will end up at Jackson’s…

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Amy Trumpeter

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!