Circular walk from Sevenoaks Avenue to Burnage Garden Village

A two-hour gentle walk; suitable for dogs but mostly on leads. Only five minutes across grass so mostly good for buggies*.

  1. Walk down the passageway between nos 22 and 24 Sevenoaks Avenue to the golf course.
  2. Walk straight on, following the waymarked signs around the edge of the golf course towards the rough grass and continue up a passage to Westdale Gardens, continuing in same direction.
  3. At the junction, turn left onto Shawbrook Road and continue until it meets Errwood Road.
  4. Go straight over Errwood Road — you can see a white house in the distance.
  5. At the junction with Burnage Lane, cross over and turn right.
  6. Turn left down Bibby Lane (between nos 266 & 260 Burnage Lane) — this goes past two cottages and becomes a footpath. [*If overgrown, this footpath may be unsuitable for buggies – in this case avoid the Bibby Lane loop, by missing out instructions 6, 7 and 8.]
  7. At the junction with the tarmac path, turn right to the road, where turn right again, back onto Burnage Lane (opposite Burnage Community Centre).
  8. Turn left along Burnage Lane.
  9. Go left just after the rectory, no 250 Burnage Lane, at the side of St Margaret’s church onto St Margaret’s Avenue.
  10. Turn right and continue to the end.
  11. Turn right onto Mauldeth Road and back up to Burnage Lane. Now turn left.
  12. In 250m the Garden Estate entrance is on the left. Turn into Main Avenue and walk clockwise/anti-clockwise around the estate.
  13. After leaving the estate, turn left along Burnage Lane and cross the road to pass Christ Church and the Independent Advice building.
  14. Turn right at Crossley Road to Errwood Road where you can either go right into Cringle Fields or go right along the road.
  15. Keep going along Errwood Road until you get back to Shawbrook Road on the left and then retrace your steps (see number 2).

Did you know: Burnage Garden Village is an estate of 136 houses and was designed by J Horner-Hargreaves. It dates back to 1906 and is now managed by a local committee of Manchester tenants. The houses are loosely designed in line with Arts and Crafts principles, which you can see in the fact that they are low set and have catslide roofs.

The name “Burnage” is thought to have stemmed from “Brown Hedge”, “Bronadge” or “Burn Edge”.

You can purchase an account of the estate’s history from Burnage library for £2.00.