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An aerial treetop adventure could be coming to Heaton Park

Kaleigh Watterson

You could soon find yourself swinging from the trees in Heaton Park, under new plans to install an aerial adventure in the park's woodland.

The attraction, which would cover a small amount of woodland in the 640 acre north Manchester park, would allow visitors to ‘explore the park in a new way’, according to the council.

Manchester City Council says it's in talks with the Forestry Commission about the plans and will be looking for an operator in the coming months.

Heaton Park has been the subject of investment in recent years, including the refurbishment of the grade I-listed Heaton Hall, with cash coming from the council’s Clean City Fund.

Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council’s executive member for culture and leisure, says the council is keen to develop the park and encourage new visitors. ’One such way is to invite operators of tree-based adventure activities to put forward proposals for Heaton and we look forward to receiving imaginative responses in the coming months,’ she adds.

See Time Out’s Heaton Hall picture gallery – including images from inside the building’s derelict west wing.

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