Fairy Glen, Appley Bridge

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#1 of 10 in Wildlife in Greater Manchester
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  • It was a lovely sunny day when we visited Fairy Glen. It was my first visit but I fully intend to go back. The forest and waterfalls were amazing and the little wooden door which features on one of th...  more »
  • Lovely place my little boy loves it. Sometimes few to many dogs of leads but well maintained n looked after  more »
  • Nice way to spend an hour or so. Bring wellies. Top of parbold for an ice cream is a must also. Parking is limited.  more »
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  • I enjoyed walking these woodland trails plenty of variety up and down round and round bridges of different types, cascades and streams also walks through meadows goes on for a surprisingly long way. Best sticking to the clearly marked paths though because some of the minor apparent trails which the curious of adventurous may take lead to sudden steep drops. Rather retro type walking here without visitor centre or art sculptures often seen on similar country park walks but the well thought out varied route compensates. There is no official car park but plentiful spaces at opposite side of the road very close by. Area seemed to be popular with locals.
  • This is fantastic place, set within beautiful country side. The walk itself is quite steep in parts, but a leisurely pace it can be done in just over an hour. My favourite time to visit is spring , when all the blue bells and wild garlic are in full bloom. The place feels almost magical, Hence the name. The waterfalls are only small but still a sight to see. All in all this is one of my favourite places to walk my dogs.
  • Beautiful little hidden treasure, just off the side of a main road there are a few parking spaces on a lay by directly opposite. Just before it is a cute little unit you can purchase some eggs from with an honesty box to leave your money in. It's a great place to take the dogs for a quick 30 minute - 1 hour long walk, loads of different routes to take and even has a couple of rope swings. It does need a couple more bins as people selfishly leave rubbish in a few places but overall it feels well looked after. We even spotted some fresh gold fairy dust.
  • Great place the take the smallies. Keep an eye out for the fairy dust, and your walking shoes. Good exercise :-)
  • Lovely place to take younger kids to explore and get muddy. Makes for a nice walk for older ones too.

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