Woodley, Greater Manchester
Woodley shown within Greater Manchester
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|Metropolitan county||Greater Manchester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Hazel Grove|
Woodley is a suburban area of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, North West England. It lies on the east side of the Peak Forest Canal, next to the areas of Bredbury and Romiley. It is on the boundary with Gee Cross, in Tameside.
The Peak Forest Canal runs through Woodley and features a long tunnel.
Woodley railway station is on a loop which stretches from Ashburys to Romiley via Guide Bridge avoiding Bredbury.
Woodley has two Primary Schools :-
Woodley Primary School, which was previously called Woodley Infant and Junior schools. The school also ran a nursery which was located next to (and connected to) Woodley Methodist Church.
Greave School, is located in Greave, on the border with Romiley.
Primary school aged children can also attend a nearby school in neighbouring Bredbury - St.Marks C.of E. Primary School which is located on Redhouse Lane; this was the original Infant and Junior School for the locality.
Woodley is home to five pubs, The White Hart, The Railway, The Navigation, The Woodley Arms and The Lowes Arms. These pubs form the start of the Ring of Death which is a pub crawl that takes in the sites of Woodley, Bredbury, Romiley and ends in Greave. The Ring of Death consists of Twenty pubs in total and was a traditional marathon undertaken by locals at Christmas. Woodley is also home to the recently transformed snooker palace, which following the removal of its snooker tables has become the now infamous Palace Bar.
The biggest football facility in the Northwest. lifeLEISURE fitness Woodley gym. State of the art fitness facilities, 3 studios, 17 outdoor football pitches, tennis facilities and conference facilities.
Mills of Woodley
- Woodley Mill
- Thorn Works (formerly Middle Mill)
- Wellington Works (formerly Botany Mill)
- Wood Mill, Woodley
- Top Mill
- Star Mill
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