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Monday, November 1, 2010

Woodbank Park Stockport

Woodbank Park, next to Vernon Park in Stockport is a huge expanse of land (90 acres) popular with dog-walkers, joggers, cricketers, pick-up footballers and strolling families.


Woodbank Park, Stockport

The park, known for its 1000s of bluebells, is home to Stockport Harriers Athletics Club and also includes a local nature reserve with oak, birch, ash and alder trees, two cricket pitches and seven soccer fields, a children's play area and (often muddy) paths down to the River Goyt.

Stockport Harriers Athletics Club's facilities include a floodlit, six-lane lane athletics track with an eight-lane home straight, a clubhouse with changing room and is also available for hire.

Sir Thomas Rowbotham, previously Mayor of Stockport, presented the land which is now Woodbank Park to the town in honour of the many local men who died in World War I (1914-1918).

Entrance, Woodbank Park, Stockport

Woodbank Hall stands within Woodbank Park. Woodbank Hall was the home of local industrialist Peter Marsland before being donated to Stockport Borough in 1921. The firm of Peter Marsland owned nearby Kingston Mill, which was a large cotton spinning factory.

Woodbank Hall, Woodbank Park, Stockport


Woodbank Park
Turncroft Lane
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Stockport
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Map of Woodbank Park

Woodbank Park Fun Fair August.


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