Welcome to Chorlton, Part 1: The Northernmost border with Whalley Range

Chorlton. Home of The Bee-Gees. And The Wheelies. And Danger Mouse (warning: links to mirth – and advertising, unfortunately).

And, latterly, me. In 1991, I lived in a student house on Sylvan Avenue, Whalley Range (I’d like my blue plaque, please) and Chorlton was where we went for kicks (No money, walking distance). I found myself there, via a mixture of naivety, incompetence, failure and luck. I fell in love with the place and its restorative powers. At various times in my life I’ve needed a pick-me up. These pages are a thank-you to all the places of Chorlton and their people who, just by doing the things they do every day, have done just that.

Fancy a tour? Here we go! We’ll be using the Ordnance Survey Explorer map, Oldham, Rochdale & Stockport, No. 277 1:25 000, if you’d like to follow along. Do be careful with the folds, now. Oh, and make sure you pack a waterproof. It rains 😉

The Map

Choose a marker to find information pages on the location. To go back to the map, click the marker icon.


Where you see it, click the ‘explore’ icon, go to ground level, and walk around. Like this:


While you’re exploring, check the comments for more information:


Where you see it, click the ‘tour’ icon. You can go inside places you find.