Green space at the heart of the community: Boggart Hole Clough

Some of our Health Development Coordinators and local GPs, Dr Kashif, Dr Richards, Dr Syed take part in Boggart Hole Clough’s Great Run Local

Some of our Health Development Coordinators and local GPs, Dr Kashif, Dr Richards, Dr Syed take part in Boggart Hole Clough’s Great Run Local

Walk, jog or run with local people and your local health staff in Boggart Hole Clough park. People of all ages and abilities can be seen taking part in Great Run Local’s 2km or 5km challenge every Sunday, come rain or shine.

In 2018, we were part of conversations with hundreds of people in Manchester. We wanted to know what was important to you, what you loved about your local area and what you thought we could do to improve people’s health and wellbeing in Manchester.

Lots of you told us that you know the health and wellbeing benefits of enjoying your local parks but you don’t always feel safe using them. Boggart Hole Clough is a great example of one Manchester park, which has helped to tackle this by creating a busy calendar of group activities.

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The park offers lots of opportunities for socialising and being active. There are teams of volunteers that organise activities and events for a wide range of ages and abilities such as:

  • Pensioners Walking Group

  • Weekly Waterbirds Survey

  • Angling club for juniors and seniors

  • Clough Cleaners are a group of people who are dedicated to maintaining the park and keeping it free from litter

  • Great Run Local – join your local GPs and residents and people of all ages who are walking and running 2km or 5km every Sunday at 9am

  • North Manchester fitness – running for beginners on a Saturday morning

  • Boggart Hole Clough café

  • Social events

  • Craft clubs

  • Opportunities to speak to local Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) at the Coffee with a Copper weekly session.

Visit Manchester Active to find out more about Boggart Hole Clough’s activities.

We want to encourage people who live and work in Manchester to use their local parks more as a way to stay happy, active and involved in the local community.

Tell us what’s going on in the parks near you.