Category Archives: Whitefield Parks

Blue Monday: The Irwell Valley Trail

What better way to spend the Easter Bank Holiday weekend than a mooch along this former railway line, seeking out the spectacular views of bluebells tumbling down the steep banks at the sides of the path. It’s not just bluebells … Continue reading

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Provincial towns you jog round

My joints breathed a sigh of relief this evening. I’ve been running in the evening a fair bit recently and in winter that means pounding the pavements. However a duo of *good things* coincided tonight, enabling me to go off … Continue reading

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To market, to market, to buy a fat pie

Snow fell yet again last week, and reports are saying we just had the coldest ever December. However, sub-zero temperatures didn’t stop locals turning up in their droves to the first ever farmer’s market to be held in Whitefield last … Continue reading

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Morning

I’ve written a couple of articles this winter recommending great parks to go sledging in. I’m lucky to live near Heaton Park, which is fantastic for sledging as it has massive hills to whizz down. However, sometimes the best places … Continue reading

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The Secret Path (Springwater Park, Whitefield)

This doesn’t look very inviting, does it? This pile of branches and overgrown weeds is sandwiched in between a row of shops and the entrance to a street, just round the corner from where I live. I walk past it … Continue reading

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Hamilton Road Park, Whitefield

MAP LOCAL GOV WEBPAGES I was surprised to see so few people at Hamilton Road Park on a beautiful warm and sunny November morning. Perhaps people are already in “winter mode”  – in fairness it had been raining earlier in … Continue reading

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Whitefield Park

MAP LOCAL GOV WEBPAGES Having raced around to get CJ and myself ready to go to playgroup this morning, the empty carpark and lack of lighting in the church hall served as a reminder that playgroup was taking a 2 … Continue reading

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