Wythenshawe Park

Wythenshawe is an area in the south of Manchester, England. With 86,000 registered inhabitants, Wythenshawe takes around 28 square kilometers. The district that was once the largest council housing estate in Europe, was built in 1920s. Today Wythenshawe consists of 9 areas – Baguley, Benchill, Peel Hall, Newall Green, Woodhouse Park, Moss Nook, Northern Moor, Northenden and Sharston.

GR_Local_Wythenshawe_Course_MapThe park of Wythenshawe is one of the 12 parks in the area and stretches over 110 ha area. Since 2011 it is a Local Nature Reserve Natural. The park is also a home to the only community farm in Manchester, Wythenshawe community farm founded in 1984 by a teacher, Leslie Howard. Originally, it was built in Sharston but later moved to the Wythenshawe park. The farm was established to teach children about farming and includes a variety of animals from sheep, pigs, cows, goats and more.

The park also includes a historic Wythenshawe Hall holding a lot of history about Tatton and the Civil War. In addition to sightseeing, the park is often used for sports. Not only it has several football, cricket and basketball pitches as well as an athletics track, but there is also a huge riding stables, a couple of tennis courts and even golfing facilities.