Sports, leisure and the Arts Alkrington Woods

A tranquil woodland along the River Irk with the opportunity to delve further into urban countryside and access an area abundant with a diverse number of habitats and wildlife.

Location and Access
Adjacent to the M60, the site can be accessed from Nutbank Common, Boothroyden Road and Silburn Way.

Size - 37.2 hectares

Across the footbridge to Nutbank Common

Recreation and Usage

  • The wood is ideal for walking and dog walking, where you will find a peaceful haven away from the bustle of city life.
  • Relax and admire the view of the gently trickling River Irk and the well-established woodland.

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