Woodland Walk of the Week: Urmston Meadows

Urmston Meadows
4 July 2016

Our Woodland Walk of the Week comes to a close this week. We really hope you've managed to get outdoors and explore some of Greater Manchester's beautiful woodlands! Our final walk is at Urmston Meadows in Trafford.

Urmston Meadows is a peaceful oasis of grassland and copses; a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city! Ditches and ponds run across the site, providing valuable habitat for dragonflies such as common and southern hawkers. Aquatic plants such as brooklime provide cover for tadpoles and clusters of meadowsweet can be seen flowering throughout summer.

The fields within Urmston Meadows are managed for horses. Urmston and District Riding Club hold a number of equestrian events such as show jumping each summer.

An easy stroll can be taken around the surfaced paths of Urmston Meadows. Those wanting to venture further can travel onto Barrowfield Farm and Old Ees Brook, exploring the beauty of the flood meadow in spring and enjoy panoramic views of the River Mersey.

There is on street car parking available on Riverside Drive (M41 9FN) and the 253, 276 and 278 bus routes drop off nearby.