GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Vernon and Woodbank Park

2 miles (4 km)

These two parks sit side by side near Stockport town centre. They have nice walking trails along the River Goyt, woodland trails, ponds with wildlife and well laid out gardens. From the high points in the park there are nice views towards the Peak District hills.
The Midshires Way and the Etherow Goyt Valley Way both run through the park so you can pick these up to extend your walking in the area.
Just to the north there's more nice trails around Reddish Vale Country Park, Haughton Dale Nature Reserve and Highfield Country Park.

Vernon and Woodbank Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Vernon and Woodbank Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Greater Manchester Walks page.


Fred Perry Way - - 277883

Fred Perry Way. Entrance to Vernon Park and footpath

Sculpture in Vernon Park - - 1128556

Sculpture in Vernon Park. In the background is Pear Mill

Pear Mill, Stockport - - 558286

Pear Mill, Stockport. The Pear motif not only adorns the main tower, but also the corner turrets and many other locations. The name comes from a farm which occupied part of the site. Impressive as this building is, the original plan was for a 'double-fronted' mill, twice the size of what exists; the main tower would have been in the centre of the facade. The building is fully occupied and is in generally very good order.

River Goyt, Stockport - - 7737

River Goyt, Stockport. Here the River Goyt flows between Pear Mill, this square, and Vernon Park, in the adjacent square.

Vernon Park Fountain - - 1128562

Vernon Park Fountain. Overnight frost was being melted by the sun and although some of the water in the pool was frozen, the fountain was flowing.

Vernon Park - - 1128570

Looking from by the fountain pool towards New Bridge Lane.

Holly Tree in Vernon Park - - 1128589

Holly Tree in the park

Vernon Park Bandstand - - 1333899


GPS Files

GPX File

Vernon and Woodbank Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Vernon and Woodbank Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)