roman lakes leisure park  

  LAKES ROAD

  MARPLE

  Near STOCKPORT

  SK6 7HB

  Tel: 0161 427 2039

   email: info@romanlakes.co.uk

 

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MELLOR MILL EXCAVATIONS

 

OPENING TIMES

 

Park, Lake and  Kiosk

8am - Dusk

TUESDAY - SUNDAY

Open Bank Holidays

 

Tearooms open

Weekends and

Bank Holidays 10-5

and Weds-Fri 10-4

 

Park, Lake and  Kiosk

and Tearooms

CLOSED MONDAYS

except Bank Holidays

 

The area around Roman Lakes Leisure Park is a perfect place to discover and study nature. The flora and fauna of the valley is probably the most prodigious and varied that you will find anywhere.

 

Whether looking at plants, animals or birds the valley has it all in abundance. The many footpaths allow easy access to the varied habitats of meadow, woodland and marsh. The Lakes themselves are a haven for wildfowl as well as the many other birds that are resident in the area.

 

For those visitors studying Geology or Geography the valley from New Mills to Marple gives easily accessible areas of great interest. The spectacular New Mills gorge and the the Roman Bridge slab rock outcrops are particularly interesting.

 

A free Nature Trail leaflet is available at the cafe giving an insight into the flora and fauna of the area.

 

 

The area around Roman Lakes Leisure Park is littered with remnants of the past, dating back to 1086. Although there is no proven connection with the Romans the history of life and industry in the Goyt valley is fascinating.

 

There is a free History Trail leaflet available at the cafe giving an insight into the history of the valley and its industrial heritage.

 

 

There is also a booklet, Rambles around Roman Lakes Leisure Park, price 1, containing walks around the area that contains many more historical facts.

 

The following links give more history of the area - 

Link to Marple Site

Excellent history of the area and much more

Link to Pennine Canal Site

Everything about local canals

Link to Mellor Archaeology Page

Information on the Iron Age and Roman remains found at Mellor

 
 

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