Mersey Vale Nature Park

Mersey Vale Nature Park grew from the rubble of a derelict bleach-works and railway sidings. The river Mersey forms the backbone of the park and the coast to coast Transpennine Trail runs through the centre of the park.

Thousands of tonnes of soil were used to create the park’s open space. Wildflowers were sown and new trees planted. Over time these spaces have created nature rich habitats which can be enjoyed by people and wildlife for many years to come.

There's plenty to do and see on the many paths and trails including wildlife, picnics, walks, cycle rides and horse rides.

Getting there

Mersey Vale Nature Park
Battersea Road
Heaton Mersey


Parking available at Burnage Rugby Club.


East Didsbury Station is 1 km away. Visit National Rail for the latest train time information.


The nearest tram station, East Didsbury, is 1 km away. Visit TfGM's tram page for the latest information.


Bus routes 179, 42A, 142 and 84 run near the park. Visit TfGM's bus page or use the journey planner to plan your journey.