Wellacre Country Park and Jack Lane Nature Reserve


2.3 miles long

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Duttons Pond cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Tony Lumb - geograph.org.uk/p/45104 – cropped from original

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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.

This circular route takes walkers around Wellacre Country Park and offers panoramic views of the Mersey Valley and further afield. Enjoy the year-round birdlife and discover Flixton’s historic railway line en route. In summer, the artificial hill and surrounding grasslands are covered with wildflowers, providing a rich source of nectar for butterflies and bumblebees. In autumn, the hedgerows burst alive with colour, offering a bounty of edible fruits for birds and other wildlife. The area is particularly popular with dog walkers and anglers.

Accessibility and facilities

Paths are generally soft underfoot and prone to becoming muddy after rainfall. The route is therefore graded as suitable for off-road cyclists and pushchairs but not for wheelchair-users. There are no toilets on the route but Flixton centre nearby has shops and places for refreshment.

How to get there

On this page, we give details for the main start point, Ambleside Drive. This is only 500 metres from Flixton village centre with its train station and other facilities.

To work out how to get to and from the walk start point, simply click the Google Maps link on this page. 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 postcode(s) shown on this page into the TfGM journey planner at https://my.tfgm.com/#/planner/

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