Fallowfield Loop Walk

By Alex Lowis on behalf of SLH

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.