Welcome

Welcome to the Gatley Carrs Website

Nineteen acres of woodland, scrubland & grassland plus 4 acres of Willow swamp with 2 ponds - doesn't sound like much but Gatley Carrs is an oasis in the suburbs.  The area offers a variety of routes in and around the woods, scrub and meadows or alongside the brook.

Enjoyed by nature lovers since the 1850s, the area continues to be a local haven for wildlife and has recently been awarded official Local Nature Reserve status by English Nature.

The Gatley Carrs Conservation Group (GCCG) has planted over 200 trees and shrubs as well as installing benches and bins. Our voluntary group works for the benefit of this conservation site; maintaining the woodland and meadow. Future projects aim at improving water quality and ridding the Carrs of the dreaded Japanese knotweed.

  • Free Parking
  • Diverse Wildlife
  • Picnic Area
  • Plenty of Open Space
  • Maintained Walk Ways.

If you would like to get involved, or want your say on the nurturing of this piece of countryside, you can e-mail us or meet us at The Horse & Farrier for one of our regular meetings. Keep an eye on our Latest News for the date of the next meeting.

Gatley Carrs is wheelchair and buggy friendly and we have created a space for everyone to come along and enjoy.

Please help us keep the space clean and tidy by using the litter and dog bins provided.

We look forward to seeing you.

Latest News & Events
1 April 2016 Gatley Carrs Bird Report April 2016 Gatley Carrs Bird Report April 2016 Read more...
28 March 2016 Wildlife and Nature Report Wildlife and Nature Report Read more...
10 February 2016 20 Ways to Give Nature a Good Home 20 Ways to Give Nature a Good Home Read more...
25 January 2016 Bird Feeding Rota - looking for Volunteers Bird Feeding Rota - looking for Volunteers Read more...
15 December 2015 Minutes from GCCG Meeting 15/12/2015 Minutes from GCCG Meeting 15/12/2015 Read more...
16 January 2016 Greater Manchester Local Record Centre Workshop Events Greater Manchester Local Record Centre Workshop Events Read more...
3 August 2015 Dogs and Their Humans on Gatley Carrs Dogs and Their Humans on Gatley Carrs Read more...
3 August 2015 Details to Report Any Local Policing Issues Details to Report Any Local Policing Issues Read more...
3 April 2015 Feeding the Ducks on the Pond Feeding the Ducks on the Pond Read more...
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