Blackley Forest

The Friends Group
The Friends of Blackley Forest help to look after the forest and organize events and activities.

Manchester City Council is responsible for the overall management of the forest.
Monthly Meetings
Everyone is welcome to join us at our Friends meetings, which are held at 7pm on the second Thursday in the month at:

 Glenbrook Hall
Glenbrook Road, Manchester M9 0PQ
 (The entrance to Glenbrook Road is opposite the Victoria Avenue entrance to the forest)

Next date: 
Thursday 27 November at 7 pm
Everyone welcome!
Please note there is no December meeting!


Award Winning Team!

And we've just found out we have won a prize for this year's Blackley In Bloom - although we will know more in October so watch this space!


Friends of Blackley Forest

Welcome to our local nature reserve in Blackley, North Manchester

                                                               Photo: Dot Keller

Blackley Forest 
is situated in Higher Blackley, bordered to the east by Blackley Cemetery and Crematorium, the west by the River Irk, the north by Victoria Avenue and the South by Blackley New Road.

Click here for maps and location

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 News & Events
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Manchester Green Corridor walk


There will be a walk along the Manchester Green Corridor on Saturday 25 October starting at the Blackley New Road entrance of Blackley Forest at 10:45 am.  The route includes Tweedle Common, Plant Hill Park and Bailey's Wood before arriving at Boggart Hole Clough for a plant-a-tree event and a light lunch.  The return walk will leave BHC at approximately 1:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome - why not join in?  For a copy of the poster for this event, please click here.


 is on Monday 10 November at 2 pm.  Meet at the Victoria Avenue entrance.

We also have special VOLUNTEERING days - everyone welcome to come and help!
Keep Fit in the Forest!

Download our information sheet "Keeping fit for action days" to help you to prepare for working in the forest or gardening in your own back yard.


Want to Join Us?
Call Dot on 0161 795 0900