Didsbury is a suburban area of Manchester, on the north bank of the River Mersey, south of Manchester city centre.

The original site of Didsbury Village is in the conservation area now known as Didsbury St James.  Independent traders continue to thrive, especially in West Didsbury, which celebrates its independent spirit each year with the two-day Westfest festival.

The Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden is a 21-acre recreational park south of the village centre.  Didsbury Park is a community park in Didsbury village centre that comprises a bowls area, crèche, football pitch and play area. 

Heaton Moor

The land in Heaton Moor is predominantly flat with no rivers or streams. The soil is black and fertile as expected from land that was previously peat moor. Heaton Moor has little public open space with the exception of Heaton Moor Park and Thornfield Park, but because of its tree-lined roads and the building line set well back from the street, it gives the impression of having more space, and a Victorian shopping area. 

Heaton Chapel

Heaton Chapel is an area in the northern part of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. Within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancashire, it borders the Manchester districts of Levenshulme to the north, the Stockport districts of Heaton Moor to the west, Reddish and Heaton Norris to the east and Heaton Mersey to the west and south. Heaton Chapel and its neighbouring areas are collectively known as the Four Heatons. 

Heaton Mersey

Heaton Mersey is a suburb of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. It is situated on the north-western border of Stockport, adjacent to Didsbury and Burnage in Manchester.

Heaton Mersey is a mostly residential area and commuter zone for Manchester. Heaton Mersey and its neighbouring areas (Heaton Norris, Heaton Chapel and Heaton Moor) are collectively known as the Four Heatons. Part of Heaton Mersey has been designated a conservation area.


Reddish grew rapidly in the Industrial Revolution and still retains landmarks from that period, such as Houldsworth Mill, a former textile mill. The housing stock remains mainly terraced and semi-detached.

Heaton Norris

Heaton Norris lies on the north bank of the River Mersey, and south of the Cringle Brook, to the west of Reddish and the River Tame. The former Manchester to Buxton Roman road and the later turnpike, now the A6, pass through Heaton Norris, as does the London to Manchester railway. This is carried from Edgeley to Heaton Norris by the large brick-built Stockport Viaduct.