John Leigh Park Tree Trail


0.7 miles long

John Leigh Park #Altrincham #Trafford

(C) Dr Andrew Read

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This walk is one of ten exciting routes designed to help you explore some of Trafford’s most beautiful countryside and parks on foot.

Get to know John Leigh Park and venture on a journey of discovery though its rich tree heritage. This park has been at the heart of Altrincham since its creation in 1917 and offers something for everyone. Enjoy the serenity of this sloping parkland, visit pets’ corner, play on the sports courts, or simply explore the heritage of its trees as you follow the path around.


Many of the paths in John Leigh Park are wheelchair and pushchair-friendly. There are slopes in certain areas and some steps, but these should be easy to avoid. According to the Trafford Council website, public toilets are available included a facility for visitors with disabilities.

How to get there

The main start point shown is on Oldfield Road and is served by buses from Altrincham. The alternative start point is from Hartley Road at the southern end of the part, slightly closer to Altrincham town centre with its Metrolink and train services (only 0.7  miles / 1.1 km walk away).

To work out how to get to and from either of the walk start points, simply click the Google Maps links below. Then click ‘Directions’ and enter your postcode or location in the relevant field. For public transport options, click on the train icon.

Alternatively, input the postcodes below into the TFGM journey planner at https://my.tfgm.com/#/planner/

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