Best Dog Walking Places in Stockport

Stockport, Greater Manchester, is a lovely place to visit.   The place is rich in history, and there is so much to explore.   Stockport has some pet friendly hotels and there are plenty of parks for you and your best friend to enjoy dog walking in and around Stockport.

Reddish Vale Country Park

When you visit Stockport, you really have to visit the Reddish Vale Country Park.   It is a beautiful place, and the Reddish Vale Country Park is pet friendly too. It is a large place, and part of it is designated as a local nature reserve.  

There are plenty of places for you to explore with your pet.  There are many open spaces for off lead adventures.  Lovely park where you can go for a walk, to see the animals. There is also a cafe at the entrance where you can enjoy a range of hot drinks and even ice cream if the weather allows it! Family friendly park.  Fantastic routes for dog walking, including a river they can swim in.  Free car park at the visitor centre.  Beautiful walking trails.

Etherow Country Park

Etherow Country Park is another local nature reserve that is located in Compstall, Stockport.

Located in the Etherow Country Park is a mill pond as well as the, Compstall Nature Reserve, which is a 12.8-hectare area that is designated to be a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its wide variety of plants and habitats.  This beautiful place is very scenic.  Etherow Country Park also offers good facilities; with pay and display parking, Visitors centre, cafeteria and toilets at the car park and near the Weir.  Popular with anglers so you may need to keep your dog on a lead.

Cale Green Park

This park in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, is a Victorian style park that is friendly to pets.   The Edwardian park which is such a welcome feature of the Davenport / Cale Green area once was part of a working farm.  Popular with dog owners and there is a children’s play area, tennis courts and toilets.  Close to shops and parking.   Activities in the summer and a quiet place to picnic.

Woodbank Memorial Park

Woodbank Memorial Park is situated adjacent to Vernon Park, Offerton, Stockport It is ideal for a leisurely stroll in its wide open spaces.  The park connects with the River Goyt and the Goyt Way. Footpaths can lead you through Poise Brook or towards Otterspool and Bredbury. The Midshires Way and the Fred Perry Way also pass through the park.

Lovely riverside walks with a pebble “beach” area which is perfect for dogs to play.   Large open spaces, children’s play area.  Plenty of parking. Woodbank Memorial Park is home to Stockport Harriers Athletic Club.

Vernon Park, Stockport

Vernon Park is the oldest country park in Stockport.    Well maintained gardens. Extremely steep in places so keep that in mind for the elderly or wheelchair users. Lots of benches and ducks in the pond. Newly refurbished café.  Free parking. Connects to Woodbank Park.

Bramall Hall & Park

Bramhall Park is a large scenic park in the grounds of Bramall Hall. The park consists of magnificent landscaped grounds, woodland and trails. A stream runs through the park and there are large ponds for play fishing and feeding ducks.

There is a fenced off smaller children’s play area, larger childrens wooden climbing frame and picnic area plus opportunities to play bowls and boules.

The park does have many landscaped gardens that are very beautiful and scenic. Being pet friendly, you can bring your dog along to run in the parks.   Landscaped parkland with lakes, woodland, and gardens.

Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens

This area is one of the must-visit places when you are in Didsbury, Manchester.   This 21 acre park was acquired as a gift from Alderman Fletcher Moss in 1914. Renowned for their botanical beauty, the gardens contain many antiquated and unusual plants and flowers. The park has retained many of its original features such as the rock and heather gardens, and there is an Alpine house in the gardens adjacent to Fletcher Moss.

You might need a few hours to properly explore the area with your dog.   From wide areas to dedicated gardens and rivers, there are so many places for you to relax with your furry companion.

Roman Lakes

If you are making a trip to Marple, then we will strongly urge you to visit the Roman Lakes. It is a pet friendly area that allows you and your pet to have a good time exploring the area.  Walk or cycle around the lakes, have a fun run around in the play area, try canoeing or mountain biking.  Picnic area, free parking, tea rooms, toilets, kiosk selling hot and cold drinks, children’s play area.  Popular with anglers so you may need to keep your dog on a lead.

Brabyns Park

A visit to Marple will not be complete if you omit visiting Brabyns Park.   It is the largest park in Marple, and it is surrounded by the river Goyt as well as the Peak Forest Canal making it a joy for you to bring your dog along for a nice stroll in the park.

There are many activities for you and your dog to do here. You can play with your dog in the endless fields, or you can choose to lie down and have a picnic with your family and your favourite pet on the parkland or woodland. As there many open spaces, it is a prime area for dog walking.  Free parking, children’s play area, playing fields. Woodland & riverside walks; Picnic areas; Horse riding area; Car park.

Brookside Garden Centre, Poynton, Stockport

The Brookside Garden Centre is another dog friendly day out.  Family shopping attraction with garden plants and tools plus mini train rides, model shop and a dog friendly cafe.

Wyvale Garden Centre, Romiley, Stockport

Wyevale Garden Centre is a dog friendly shopping attraction with garden plants, garden furniture, pet products and much more.   There is the miniature railway which is always a huge hit with children and a dog friendly café.   Soft play centre for children inside the café area.

Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park, located at Edgeley, Stockport, is a place that dog owners love to bring their dog for walks. This is due to the big and open space that is extremely inviting for dog owners to bring along their family and dog for a lovely picnic.   Plenty of dog bins to dispose of your “doggy bag”.  Alexandra Park offers crown green bowling greens, children’s play area, tennis courts, skate park, picnic areas.  

Alexandra Park is also a popular place for anglers. They take advantage of its reservoir which offers plenty of freshwater fishing opportunities. The reservoir is also home to a diverse array of wildlife. 

Abney Hall Country Park

Abney Hall is a substantial Victorian house surrounded by a park in Cheadle, near Stockport.  Abney Hall Park provides natural woodland recreational facilities to local residents and visitors.   You can explore the wetlands, historic hall, secret pathways, ponds, waterfalls and a pet cemetery. There’s lots of wildlife to enjoy.   Free access and free parking.   Children’s play area.   Abney café.

Didsbury Park

Didsbury Park is located near several pet friendly hotels.  As such, Didsbury Park is a natural choice when it comes to bringing the dogs out for walks! It is a tranquil place that offers the owner and the dog to have a time away from the city life. Though it is not exactly a big park, there are many areas for you and your dog to have a good time. In fact, there is a rich history behind this park itself. Why not have a little chat with the locals to find out more!

Children’s play area, football pitch, bird garden, two bowling greens, picnic area and a café.   Dogs are not allowed in the bird garden, football pitch or children’s play area. Disbury Park, which holds a Green Flag’ award for excellence, is situated within easy walking distance of the many shops, restaurants, pubs that makeup Didsbury village. 

Debdale Park

Debdale Park is considered to be an inner city park, and it is one of the largest of its kind in the area.   Debdale Park is located in Gorton, Manchester.

Activities include a children’s play area, Multi use games area, skate park, tennis courts, football pitch, pitch and putt, bowling green, toilets, visitors centre and community centre. Two large reservoirs for licensed fishing.

There is also an outdoor centre with various activities including dinghy sailing, kayaking, canoeing and much more.

Free parking, off lead areas.

Haughton Dale

Sandwiched between the Peak Forest Canal in Hyde and Haughton Green, on the sometimes steep-sided Tame valley is our largest Local Nature Reserve. Haughton Dale is rich in both natural and industrial heritage on both sides of the river Tame.   This woodland walk can be accessed near the Stockport Sports Village in Woodley, Stockport.   Lovely dog walk and also popular with cyclists and horse riders.

Chadkirk Chapel & Country Estate

This pretty country park is located on the River Goyt near Marple. The estate includes a 60 acre farm, an old orchard, woodland and a 16th century chapel with an audio visual presentation on the history of the site. The Etherow Goyt Valley Way runs through the park so you can continue your walk through the beautiful Goyt Valley on this trail.

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