25 October 16 Heaton Park. Sunny.
Heaton Park is a municipal park in covering an area of over 600 acres. The park includes the grounds
of a Grade I listed, neoclassical 18th century country house, Heaton Hall, remodelled by James Wyatt in 1772.
Heaton Park was sold to Manchester City Council in 1902 by the Earl of Wilton. The park contains an
18-hole golf course, tennis courts, a boating lake, an animal farm, a pitch and putt course, a golf driving
range, woodlands, ornamental gardens, an observatory, an adventure playground, the Papal Monument
and a volunteer-run tram system and museum, and is listed Grade II by Historic England.
The ha-ha, a sunken wall designed to create a vertical barrier while
preserving an uninterrupted view of the landscape beyond.
The Dower House, home of the Manchester and District Beekeepers Association.
A display of different types of bee hive.
The Temple, designed by James Wyatt, built 1800.
It is the highest point of the city of Manchester.
The Dower House and the BT Tower.
The Dower House.
The Heaton Hopper.
Strange fruit, planted by morons.
The Papal monument, commemorates the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1982.