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Is Heaton Moor Park 15 minutes away?

Is Heaton Moor Park 15 minutes away?

The 15-minute city is an area where a person can meet basic needs within a 15 minute walk or bike ride, with no need to resort to a car. Access to nature seems a pretty basic need, so a park ...
Dry stone walling in the park

Dry stone walling in the park

Thanks to a grant from the Rural Skills Hub, the Friends had a very different type of day in the park - learning the skills of dry stone walling. Although the Heaton Moor Park has no free-standing dry stone walls ...
Easter Egg Hunt 2023

Easter Egg Hunt 2023

The best-ever Easter Egg Hunt be in the park soon! Join us Saturday 8th April 2023 10am until the eggs run out (last entry 11:30) Heaton Moor Park - Park Road Entrance (SK4 4PY) Suggested donation - £2.00 per child ...
Owl boxes in the park

Owl boxes in the park

Having received many reports of owls hooting in the park, we are happy to report owls now have two potential homes to dive into. Thanks are in order to those involved in getting the boxes into the park: Friends of ...
The return of the urns in the park

The return of the urns in the park

For some time the Friends have been interested in bringing back some of the earlier features of the park. When the cloverleaf field was developed in the 1920's, stairs were built to ascend some of the newly raised areas, urns ...
Brighter pavilion noticeboard in the park

Brighter pavilion noticeboard in the park

Thanks to the Heatons Men in Sheds, the Pavilion Noticeboard has been totally refurbished and looks sparkling and new. After some years of being in all weathers, the Council noticeboard had become rusted and dilapidated. The Men in Sheds took ...
Rotary Crocuses in the Park

Rotary Crocuses in the Park

Barring discussions of what is the plural of crocus? The Friends of Heaton Moor Park were pleased to receive a delivery of purple crocus bulbs, or corms, from the Stockport Lamplighter Rotary Club. And on a cold and frosty morning ...
Ribbon in the park

Ribbon in the park

Starting 2023 with another whole week at home with the kids? Cara Kliman proposes a hilarious antidote to the usual holiday music and activities. Just gather a few props from left-over gift wrapping, look up something on YouTube and you ...
Renovated paths in the park

Renovated paths in the park

Stockport Council has been busy this autumn repaving parts of the park footpaths, largely around the cloverleaf field and the bowling green. Hopefully, enough budget will be left a bit later in the winter so the path around the centre ...
A moving experience in the park

A moving experience in the park

This autumn, a bench that had been loosened from its moorings, so to speak, found a new home. Formerly near the bowling green the bench now is on the path leading from the Peel Moat entrance to the centre isle ...
New Manchester green spaces - wildlife going linear?

New Manchester green spaces – wildlife going linear?

We of course have great loyalty to our lovely local Heaton Moor Park. Sometimes though, we look around in other nearby areas. Catherine Deering reports on two new parks in Manchester and the whole idea of 'linear parks,' an idea ...
What rhymes with leaf?

What rhymes with leaf?

Clara Kilman sends in this report of kids in search of poetic inspiration in the park My daughter Anna has been given the homework of writing a poem about autumn. Sitting at the kitchen table, chewing her pen, she calls ...