Manchester, UK

Alexandra Park

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Alexandra Park is a pleasant oasis in southern Manchester. Located in the Whalley Range district off Princess Rd., the 60-acre park was designed in 1868 and was experimental at the time for its oval and curved pathways. A loop around the perimeter paths and main oval is 2.6 km (1.6 miles), with about 1/2 mile of additional paths in the park. The paths are paved and fairly flat. One bonus is that there are changing rooms with showers!

Note there’s a popular 5k race on the first Sunday of the month. Also a location of a weekly Parkrun, the Ally Pally. 9am every Saturday. Information.

Essentials
  • 2.6 km (1.6 mile) loop, with about 1/2 mile of additional paths
  • Flat
  • Park entrance off Princess Rd.
  • Bus runs along Princess Rd. and stops at park