A wonderful 600-acre (254 hectare) park about 5 miles north of Manchester. There are extensive trails, both open and wooded. One can put together a run of 3-5 miles within the park with not much overlapping. The park has designed a 5k route and a 3 mile “highlights” walk — see the maps below.
A highlight of the park is the neoclassical 18th century country house, Heaton Hall. The park was renovated as part of a millennium project partnership. It contains an 18-hole golf course, a boating lake, an animal farm, a pitch and putt course, a golf driving range, woodlands, ornamental gardens, an observatory, an adventure playground, a Papal monument and a volunteer-run tram system and museum.