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Walks and trails

1. Fred Perry Way

The Fred Perry Way is a 14 mile walking route which spans the Borough. From Woodford in the south to Reddish in the north.

The route combines rural footpaths, quiet lanes and river valleys with urban landscapes and parklands. You can download the north route map (PDF 2.6Mb) and south route map (2.1Mb) to help you on your walk.

Interesting features of the route include;

  • Houldsworth Mill and Square
  • the start of the River Mersey at the confluence of the River Tame and River Goyt
  • Stockport Town Centre
  • Vernon and Woodbank Parks
  • the Happy Valley

Fred Perry is one of Stockport's most famous sons and was born in Portwood in 1909. He won the men's singles at Wimbledon in 1934, 1935 and 1936. He was the last English men's tennis player to win the title. Fred Perry was also a member of Britain's winning Davis Cup team from 1933 to 1936. He was made a freeman of Stockport in 1934.