Welcome to the Gatley Carrs Website. Gatley Carrs has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award, our fifth consecutive time and the only one to be awarded throughout Stockport Borough on this national scheme!

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.

We are looking for volunteers to help preserve Gatley Carrs. Unfortunately the Council is unable to undertake these tasks on our behalf so it is up to us to carry out the necessary maintenance tasks to ensure that our beautiful nature reserve is there for everyone to continue to enjoy.

It is only thanks to the tireless efforts of a small number of volunteers that the Carrs looks the way it does, we really need some help. This is now more important then ever. Budgets for street cleansing and the maintenance of parks and highway verges is being reduced which will impact the Carrs.

If you would like to help, please contact Peter Owen (Chairman).

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 one of our regular meetings. Keep an eye on our Latest News (right) 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.

IMPORTANT NOTES: The main gate to the Carr's Car Park will be locked at dusk by our Wardens, (unless by prior arrangement). This has to be done to deter fly tipping and other undesirable activities, sorry for any inconvience this may cause but we hope you understand.

We look forward to seeing you.