Happy Valley

Happy Valley is a designated nature reserve that's home to a wide variety of habitats and wildlife, including woodland, marshy grassland, ponds and streams. It's also a Site of Biological Importance in recognition of these habitats.

Parts of the woodland within the site are ancient woodland. They contain species which reflect this, such as bluebells which provide a wonderful blanket of colour in the spring.

The stream, Lady Brook, flows through the site and provides an interesting contrast to the surrounding environment. This range of habitats provides a good opportunity for the public to enjoy wildlife, within a largely urban environment.

Getting there

Happy Valley
Bridge Lane


There are limited parking facilities at the entrance to the valley although the surrounding streets may offer parking opportunities.


Bramhall train station is 2km from the park. Visit National Rail for the latest train times and information.


Buses 372 and 308 run near the entrance from Stockport. Visit Transport for Greater Manchester or use the route explorer to plan your journey.