The Tangshutt Trail: One of Stockport’s Hidden Gems

Friends of Tangshutt is lottery funded and is a fantastic part of the Romiley community and is the community local ‘green space’ . It is nestled between Cherry Tree and Romiley , one of Stockport’s hidden gems. It is just a short walk from the town centre of Romiley and from Aussie Dog Care’s base. You will find meadows , a wooded valley , stream and playing fields which are used by local schools. In fact a ‘Safe Route to School’ leads you onto the site . It follows the line of the old footpath which used to be in place from Gotherage Lane in Cherry Tree to Compstall Road near the very centre of Romiley.  As part of the site is a Local Nature Reserve you can have a great time with the children or by yourself spotting the local wildlife and variety of plants . The Local Nature Reserve is managed by Stockport Council in a way which protects the wildlife and conserves the area . You can volunteer to help out with Friends of Tangshutt which help with wildlife recording and replanting .

Tangshutt is known by locals as Jimmy’s wood. The unusual name could have been given for a variety of different reasons . Some say it means the fork between two streams and another interpretation could be a wooded valley . I know for a fact the dogs I take , as well as my own , enjoy a paddle in the stream . The land in the past as long been used for farming , old pear trees still stand from those days . The land was passed into management of Stockport Council and for many years Bonfire Night , recently passed , marked a fantastic bonfire and firework display in the meadow all organised by the local Rotary Club .

Children from Romiley Primary School have planted many trees with volunteers from Friends of Tangshutt , Friends of Etherow Park ( another fantastic wildlife heaven to visit in Compstall ) and Stockport Parks Team . These trees will provide free fruit for the community and wildlife there .

For regular jogging , running or keeping fit you can keep to the surfaced path which also links with a public footpath towards Hyde Bank Farm , The Peak Forest Canal , Chadkirk and from there many places ! You can use Tangshutt as a local keep fit for free and there is also a fitness trail along the Tangshutt Trail .

If you want to find out more about Tangshutt and how to get involved being a volunteer ( a rewarding experience ) at this wonderful site please contact Stockport Parks on 0161 217 6111 who can put you in touch with Friends of Tangshutt.

You can find them on the internet also at http://www.stockportgreenspace.org.uk

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

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