The best places to see autumn leaves change colour around Greater Manchester

It’s beginning to look a lot like Autumn! 

The leaves across the region are beginning to turn, heralding the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. For people who love the cosier, cooler months, the chill in the air and the reddening of the leaves will be a welcome change.

Greater Manchester is often at its prettiest at this time of year, when the trees turn hundreds of shades of orange, yellow, brown and red.

Take a look at our top 3 places to see the leaves change colour around greater Manchester! 

1. Alexandra Park, Oldham

Alexandra Park is one of the region’s most beautiful parks in autumn, with its leaves turning every imaginable shade of orange and red. It’s made even prettier by the fact the trees stand on the water’s edge, reflecting the seasonal spectacle.

2. Alderley Edge, Cheshire

If you want colourful leaves, there’s one thing you need to be looking out for – trees! The woodland walk at Alderley Edge makes for a perfect autumnal scene, with the ground covered in burnt orange leaves. While you’re there too, you can walk up to the ‘edge’ itself – a dramatic red sandstone escarpment – and see all of Greater Manchester laid out before you.

3. Fletcher Moss, Didsbury 

With its own botanical garden, Fletcher Moss is home to one of the most diverse ranges of plants in the region. That leads to a pretty impressive colour palette once the seasons turn. Although the botanical gardens are a big draw, there’s 21 acres of parkland to explore beyond that too.