Walking along the Fallowfield Loop was my most common lockdown choice when it came to passing the time. On this occasion, I started in Fallowfield and walked down towards Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel. As I was going along, I started to notice many different varieties of flowering plants in bloom.
I carried on and reached the Levenshulme Quadrants where I stopped to have a little look at the raised beds.
I continued on and passed one of the entrances to Highfield Park — another great little walk if you want to feel more immersed in nature, or sit down and read a book. On this occasion I decided to carry on and see if I could find the secret lake.
I wasn’t too sure how to find it as I’d only managed to do so once before so I did have a quick look at Google Maps (suppose it’s not so secret if you can find it on a map…). I turned off the main loop path to the left and eventually made my way there.
It looked like it was about to rain so after enjoying the views I decided to head back towards Fallowfield and took a few more photos of some of the wildflowers that I hadn’t noticed on my way down.
All in all, it was a lovely walk, with lots to see along the way. It took me roughly an hour and a half and was around 8 km but would be a lot shorter if your starting point was Heaton Chapel/Reddish.
Alex Lowis on behalf of SLH