Best lakes in Manchester

Check out the top lakes in Manchester, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Hollingworth Lake
1. Hollingworth Lake
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11 local reviews
Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough
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Susan
In Victorian times Hollingworth Lake was known as the "The Weighvers' Seaport". Now once again visitors can…
Amanda & Nigel
Local beauty spot - busy on sunny days but well worth a visit and a stroll around the Lake, which of course…
Dave
A lovely 1hr walk around the lake, lovely views, plenty of local cafes, wine bars, pubs in the village, and a…
1. Hollingworth Lake
1. Hollingworth Lake
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11 local reviews
Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough
Susan
Susan
In Victorian times Hollingworth Lake was known as the "The Weighvers' Seaport". Now once again visitors can enjoy many outdoor attractions…
Amanda & Nigel
Amanda & Nigel
Local beauty spot - busy on sunny days but well worth a visit and a stroll around the Lake, which of course then deserves a drink in the…
Dave
Dave
A lovely 1hr walk around the lake, lovely views, plenty of local cafes, wine bars, pubs in the village, and a great fish and chippy!
2. Heaton Park
2. Heaton Park
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37 local reviews
Middleton Rd
+44 161 773 1085
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Dave
Manchesters largest country park in the city, 10 mins drive away, lots of walks, lake, views, kiddies park,…
Michael
Nice relaxing walks. A boating lake, neoclassical 18th century country house called Heaton Hall, golf course,…
Joseph
Huge park with golf course, boating lake, food stalls and occasional events including fair grounds and…
2. Heaton Park
2. Heaton Park
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37 local reviews
Middleton Rd
+44 161 773 1085
Dave
Dave
Manchesters largest country park in the city, 10 mins drive away, lots of walks, lake, views, kiddies park, monuments, farm, garden centre,…
Michael
Michael
Nice relaxing walks. A boating lake, neoclassical 18th century country house called Heaton Hall, golf course, tennis court. All within the…
Joseph
Joseph
Huge park with golf course, boating lake, food stalls and occasional events including fair grounds and artificial beaches in the summer.
3. Platt Fields Park
3. Platt Fields Park
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16 local reviews
Platt Fields Park
0161 224 2902
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Naomi
Lovely park with a lake in the middle just at the end of the road. A free 5k run here every Saturday at 9am
Michael
There a BMX track, sports complex and lake here too.
Jojo
Close park with lovely lake and scenic views
3. Platt Fields Park
3. Platt Fields Park
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16 local reviews
Platt Fields Park
0161 224 2902
Naomi
Naomi
Lovely park with a lake in the middle just at the end of the road. A free 5k run here every Saturday at 9am
Michael
Michael
There a BMX track, sports complex and lake here too.
Jojo
Jojo
Close park with lovely lake and scenic views
4. Tatton Park
4. Tatton Park
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16 local reviews
Tatton Park
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
01625 374400
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Stephen
World famous for its flower show and the great range of activities throughout the different seasons. Amazing…
Yvonne
Home to the beautiful historic Tatton Hall. Acres of parkland with deer., lakes. Coffee shop, Farm Lovely…
Zoe
Walk around the lake, take in the Japanese Gardens, eat cake!
4. Tatton Park
4. Tatton Park
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16 local reviews
Tatton Park
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
01625 374400
Stephen
Stephen
World famous for its flower show and the great range of activities throughout the different seasons. Amazing views, lakes, Stately home and…
Yvonne
Yvonne
Home to the beautiful historic Tatton Hall. Acres of parkland with deer., lakes. Coffee shop, Farm Lovely easy walks. And children’s…
Zoe
Zoe
Walk around the lake, take in the Japanese Gardens, eat cake!
5. Chorlton Water Park
5. Chorlton Water Park
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20 local reviews
Maitland Avenue, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester
0161 234 5000
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Sandra
With a lake in the middle this park is known for fishing and lovely walks around the lake taking approximately…
Anastasija
Nice for barbecues or just a long walk around the lake. Beautiful swans to be spotted!
Howard
Local Nature Reserve with lake and islands for wild birds.
5. Chorlton Water Park
5. Chorlton Water Park
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20 local reviews
Maitland Avenue, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester
0161 234 5000
Sandra
Sandra
With a lake in the middle this park is known for fishing and lovely walks around the lake taking approximately 30 minutes to navigate. It…
Anastasija
Anastasija
Nice for barbecues or just a long walk around the lake. Beautiful swans to be spotted!
Howard
Howard
Local Nature Reserve with lake and islands for wild birds.
6. Alexandra Park
6. Alexandra Park
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7 local reviews
Kings Rd, Oldham
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:00 AM
0161 770 4056
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Carl
Large park, with many features. Such as Statues of locally famous people (Oldham is where Winston Churchill…
Zul
Beautiful park with walk around lake, birds, kids play area and well maintained outdoor tennis courts.
6. Alexandra Park
6. Alexandra Park
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7 local reviews
Kings Rd, Oldham
Closed · Opens Sunday 9:00 AM
0161 770 4056
Carl
Carl
Large park, with many features. Such as Statues of locally famous people (Oldham is where Winston Churchill was firstly elected to become a…
Zul
Zul
Beautiful park with walk around lake, birds, kids play area and well maintained outdoor tennis courts.
7. Sale Water Park
7. Sale Water Park
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6 local reviews
Sale Water Park, Sale
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Stephen
This is a little retreat that offers a range of walks that can be just around the lake or can be extended…
Simon
Lake with loads of activities and an ice cream van. Always some watersports to watch as you walk past. Nice…
7. Sale Water Park
7. Sale Water Park
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6 local reviews
Sale Water Park, Sale
Stephen
Stephen
This is a little retreat that offers a range of walks that can be just around the lake or can be extended along the River Mersey and even up…
Simon
Simon
Lake with loads of activities and an ice cream van. Always some watersports to watch as you walk past. Nice paths around the lake, can go…
8. Hilton Park
8. Hilton Park
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11 local reviews
Hilton Park, Prestwich
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More than just a walk in the park, Heaton Park is a historic area on the edge of Manchester with all the…
Gary
Large park with large lake, large playground for children, childrens train around the park
8. Hilton Park
8. Hilton Park
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11 local reviews
Hilton Park, Prestwich
Annemarie
More than just a walk in the park, Heaton Park is a historic area on the edge of Manchester with all the attractions offering a full day out…
Gary
Gary
Large park with large lake, large playground for children, childrens train around the park
9. Tatton Park
9. Tatton Park
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6 local reviews
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Wendy & Dominic
Tatton Park is part of the National Trust but members do still pay a parking fee. There is some limited free…
Angela
A two mile walk through the park, passing the lake and herds of deer, brings you to the Hall where you can get…
Helen
Lovely old stately home set in a large park with lakes, deer and walks
9. Tatton Park
9. Tatton Park
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6 local reviews
Wendy & Dominic
Wendy & Dominic
Tatton Park is part of the National Trust but members do still pay a parking fee. There is some limited free street parking in Knutsford…
Angela
Angela
A two mile walk through the park, passing the lake and herds of deer, brings you to the Hall where you can get a delicious meal (especially…
Helen
Helen
Lovely old stately home set in a large park with lakes, deer and walks
10. Etherow Country Park
10. Etherow Country Park
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2 local reviews
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Sally
This country park has a lake with lots of ducks to feed. Some beautiful birds and lots of wildlife. It can…
Carol
Large lake with wild life walks. Brabyns Park huge family park with river and lots of walks. Peak Forrest…
10. Etherow Country Park
10. Etherow Country Park
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2 local reviews
Sally
Sally
This country park has a lake with lots of ducks to feed. Some beautiful birds and lots of wildlife. It can get quite busy in the summer…
Carol
Carol
Large lake with wild life walks. Brabyns Park huge family park with river and lots of walks. Peak Forrest canal, Marple locks. Chadkirk…
11. Pennington Flash Country Park
11. Pennington Flash Country Park
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2 local reviews
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Kev
Pennington Flashes (LNR) is part of an impressive country park. The lake and surrounding marshland are home to…
11. Pennington Flash Country Park
11. Pennington Flash Country Park
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2 local reviews
Kev
Kev
Pennington Flashes (LNR) is part of an impressive country park. The lake and surrounding marshland are home to a diverse group of mammals,…