Friends of Happy Valley
Bridge Lane, Bramhall
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Happy Valley is an ancient wooded river valley with grassy flood plains; described as a hidden urban oasis where anyone can have a peaceful walk and enjoy their natural heritage.
We think the name originates from the
late 1800’s early 1900’s. In this period many valleys, up and down
the country, were named “Happy”. Like most of the other Happy
Valleys, our valley was where people enjoyed happy picnics, away
from their jobs in the mills or the local hall.
In 1999, Happy Valley became one of
Stockport’s first Local Nature Reserves and is part of the Ladybrook
Valley Interest Trail. It is a 17-hectare valley, where the Ladybrook
river ripples through the steep sloping hillsides of the ancient
Great Reddish Woods and continues on, meandering past grassy fields
dotted with wildflowers.