Fairy Glen, Appley Bridge

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#1 of 10 in Wildlife in Greater Manchester
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  • Would recommend a walk through this wood on any sunny day. It does lead up to Parbold Hill which, on a sunny day, usually has an ice cream waiting at the top so ideal for kids.  more »
  • Fairy Glen is such an interesting and enjoyable walk particularly for families because it has that magical feel and name to it. The nearest parking is a lay by about 100 yards before the entrance on P...  more »
  • Great for dog kids everybody! Wear wellies! As loads of streams and mud! You can park across the road and walk up!  more »
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  • If you're in the area, enjoy walking, nature, the sound of running water in a stream and when it's falling over small waterfalls, then this is one place you should try to visit. It's is even more enjoyable in the Spring. Lots of different routes through the glen are available. Did it get its name, Fairy Glen, because Bluebells are also called ‘fairy flowers?’ According to an old myth fairies used bluebells to lure and trap people passing by in the woods – especially children. On the down side, sadly, Himalayan Balsam is having a huge effect on the number of bluebells.
  • Magical! Fairy glen is amazing, it's a bit difficult to find and kinda out the way. Secluded and often quiet. Truly magical. For instance one day I saw a man go in there with a roll of carpet, a spade and a what looked like a really heavy black bin liner. A few hours later he re-emerged, with only the shovel, everything else had disappeared! MAGICAL! This is a joke, obviously. I don't believe in magic.
  • Was looking for somewhere to take our dogs for a walk. This glen is a gem, for a short walk in a steep sided valley. Wet and muddy in parts, the dogs had a marvellous time running about. A few small waterfalls... Beware it can be slippery. Parking nearby was a bit of a challenge during the holiday season
  • This place doesn't deceive it's name, its a very magical place. Set in beautiful countryside. Parking is available across the road. It gets very busy but you don't notice as it's quite a big site you always feel like you have the place to yourself. It can get quite muddy, but if you stay to.the main paths you will be fine.
  • Great place to take the little ones to hunt for fairies... Nice little walk. Spent a little more than an hour and managed to keep a 6 yo engaged for the whole duration.
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