Compstall is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England; it is situated between Marple Bridge and Romiley and is historically part of Cheshire. It was formerly a mill village, built by George Andrew in the 1820s to house his 800 workers. Most of the original mill cottages and other structures remain unchanged.
The waterways were also constructed by Andrew to carry water from the weir, on the River Etherow, to turn the mill wheels, which stood where the car park is today. A water wheel called "Big Lily" was the largest in England when it was built in 1839. The former millpond forms part of Etherow Country Park, one of the oldest country parks in England.
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Ego Hominum | Apr 10, 2018
Amazing place to walk around, there is a waterfall at the back of it, there are a picnic tables near the said waterfall, ducks, the cafe’s food is pretty good, the sailing place has amazing classes on sailing with amazing teachers but you have to pay for parking. I highly recommend visiting if you are in the area and have time to spare.
Shaun Edwards | Apr 4, 2018
Great for walks, very scenic. Sailing, fishing and feeding ducks. The cafe is pretty good for a snack too. You have to pay for the car park.
Gwenda Ogden | Feb 26, 2018
We love looking at the various waterfowl on the whole area not just the lakes near the cafe, shop, garden centre and restrooms. Another delight is the model boat enthusiasts and their various crafts. The less populated lake is for dinghies and small boats with quite an active boat club. The whole area is surrounded with woodland and nature trails amongst a host of wild flowers and bushes. There are two large weirs and several waterfalls both big and small. Only one thing stops me from giving it 5 stars and that is the paths you have to traverse. Perfectly passable for the able bodied but you cannot be pushed in a wheelchair as it makes your teeth rattle and every two seconds you are brought to an abrupt halt as your chair gets stopped by the unavoidable stone chipping they spread everywhere. I fail to see why they cannot tarmac at least one of the three routes up to the largest weir, as I and other wheelchair users can only 'see ' these inaccessible areas by pictures on able bodied friends cameras!
Barbara Sullivan | Feb 15, 2018
Love this place . Great for a walk around the lake with the dog or children . Loads of great walks. Lovely upgraded cafe with brilliant staff . Ample parking. Can't say enough about etherow park and how good it is . If you visit you'll absolutely love it
Martin Roberts | Feb 19, 2018
Beautiful free location. Perfect for relaxing walk in nature. Also bird food and great coffee from the small hot!
Sally French | May 20, 2018
Beautiful place. I've been visiting here for 40 yrs! As a baby and throughout growing up. I now take my own son. small visitors centre, nice cafe. Good for walking, running, riding bikes, feeding ducks, fine for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
caroline f | May 28, 2018
Lovely visit and walk - I can't believe I'd never gone before! The main paths were pram friendly though we didn't reach the mysterious picnic spot that the sign pointed to up the hill. The public toilets weren't great but a lot better than you often get (with loo roll too!)
Lucie Qoshi | May 23, 2018
Normally I love this place and to take the kids for chips /ice cream. They love feeding the ducks. 4 bags of seed for £1. However the Canada Geese seem to be quite vicious at present. Anyone with little ones beware.
Marley Dorman | May 19, 2018
Just the perfect place to walk the dog and/or take the kids and/or enjoy a romantic picnic...or just to walk. There's so many different sections of the park to enjoy. Most recommended day out in the north west that I've discovered so far
Suzanne | Jun 9, 2018
Lovely country park. Very welcoming staff in the visitor centre and lots of activities to engage young children with nature. Great variety of wildlife. Highly recommended.
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