Work in Manchester, Live in the Countryside

Are you a country person with a city job? It’s a tough situation to be in, and unfortunately it’s an all too common one in our modern urbanised world.

The good news, if you work in Manchester, is that the countryside isn’t so far off, so you can easily take full advantage of rural life while working in town. It’s just a matter of finding the right countryside home, a reasonable distance from your office.

There are definitely loads of great reasons to choose this kind of commute. The countryside around the Manchester area offers no end of opportunities for enjoying nature. Here are just a few of the great places you can go, and things you can do:

The Carrs Park: One of the tamest options, and great if you are a family with young children, the Carrs Park sits along the Bollin River and is a lovely, well-designed outdoor environment. There is a great playground and a circular walk that stretches for about a mile. You can also get in your fair share of paddling in the river.

Alderley Edge: If your family is slightly more adventurous and the kids are a bit older, you can check out the fantastic views on offer with a walk around Alderley Edge. There are a range of walking options here that will get the explorers in your family right out into the natural world. It's also a birdwatcher’s paradise; you can see woodpeckers, woodcocks, bullfinches, ravens, and much more. The nearby Hare Hill Garden with its additional hiking options means you’ll never run out of possibilities, even if you go every weekend!

Bruntwood Park: Sporty types might want to head on over to Bruntwood Park where there are plenty of football pitches, 18 holes for pitch and putt golf, and a BMX cycle track. There’s something for everyone here, because Bruntwood also has its share of beautiful gardens and waterways, and an excellent toddler play area complete with a bouncy castle. The park’s Vinery Restaurant, housed in a gorgeous restored Victorian conservatory, is a great place to feast and unwind, once everyone has had their fun.

The Ice Cream FarmIf your family’s day out needs to be inspired by some enticing treats, than the best place to aim for is the Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall. Part adventure and part sweet-tooth paradise, the Farm is a great place to play some games, ride some rides and enjoy some of the best ice cream in the region. The place is also home to Europe’s biggest indoor sand and water play area.

Cycling: Country living is also especially good for cycle enthusiasts who want to get out and explore in every direction. If that’s you, be sure to get yourself equipped for adventure at Rick Green Cycles in Wilmslow, where the equipment is top-notch and the staff are even better!

The local area offers many more opportunities to get out and enjoy nature, which what makes living in the country a great option for anyone working in Manchester. Contact Property Genius for more information and friendly advice on local properties.