Getting to Platt Fields

Platt Fields is located in South Central Manchester, roughly 2 miles from the city centre. It borders Rusholme, Fallowfield and Moss Side and can easily be reached on foot or by bus from the centre of Manchester.


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Platt Fields can be found on most mapping websites using the postcode "M14".            
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Public Transport

Platt Fields is very well served by public transport. On the east side of the park is Wilmslow Road, said by some to be the busiest bus route in Europe! Many services go from the Piccadilly Garden bus station to parts of Manchester south of the park, and stop by the park. These include the following services:

42 (MANCHESTER - RUSHOLME - E. DIDSBURY - STOCKPORT)
43 (MANCHESTER - DIDSBURY - WYTHENSHAWE - AIRPORT),
44 (MANCHESTER - GATLEY),
46 & 47 (MANCHESTER - RUSHOLME - CHORLTON Circular (1 each direction)),
48 (MANCHESTER - WITHINGTON - NORTHENDEN),
140 (MANCHESTER - RUSHOLME - WEST DIDSBURY),
141 (WILBRAHAM ROAD - WILMSLOW ROAD - MANCHESTER),
142 (MANCHESTER - UNIVERSITY - EAST DIDSBURY),
143 (MANCHESTER - UNIVERSITY - RUSHOLME - W DIDSBURY).
(We did say there were a lot of buses!).


On the west side of the park the 111 service stops on Yew Tree Road, on its way from Piccadilly Gardens to Southern Cemetery (via West Didsbury) and back again.

If travelling into Manchester by train, you can catch any of these buses from Oxford Road just outside Oxford Road Station, or from Piccadilly Gardens, a short walk from Piccadilly Station.

The excellent Greater Manchester Public Transport (GMPTE) website contains a route planner, to find your way from anywhere in Manchester, as well as downloadable timetable leaflets.            
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By Bike

If cycling you may find the Fallowfield Loop useful. It is an off-road cycle path from Chorlton to Gorton which runs south of the park, about 300m away. You can leave it onto Avian Drive, Bethnall Drive and Yew Tree Road to get to the park.

Friends of Fallowfield Loop>>

Cyclists may also be interested in the various cycling that takes place in the park (click for details).
 
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By Road

The park has a carpark, accessible via Langley Rd (off Wilmslow Rd, on the corner with USDAW trade union office - see the map above). Please note that the carpark and Wilmslow Road can sometimes get very busy, especially if there is an event on, so you may wish to consider public transport, cycling or parking further away. For some events, part of the park is used for paid parking.            

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