Common questions

Is Fallowfield safe?

Is Fallowfield safe?

The Withington end of Fallowfield is fairly safe as is Fallowfield. Just be sensible try and walk on lit streets ect. It should be light around both the times you have mentioned.

How old is Fallowfield?

History. The early medieval linear earthwork Nico Ditch passes through Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield and dates from the 8th or 9th century. Early Fallowfield was an ill-defined area north of Withington until the mid-19th century. The first mention of Fallowfield is in a deed of 1317 (as “Fallafeld”).

When were Fallowfield houses built?

The University of Manchester began to establish halls of residence in Fallowfield in the early 1900s. The earliest was Ashburne Hall in 1910, in a house donated by the Behrens family.

How long is the Fallowfield Loop?

14km long
The Fallowfield Loop is a 14km long off-road path used by pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders running from Chorlton-cum-Hardy in the west through Fallowfield and Levenshulme to Gorton and Fairfield in the east of Manchester. Its name comes from the railway line which used to run along its length.

How many students live in Fallowfield?

The 2014 redevelopment plan outlines a £200m renovation of campus including “A new student services centre, shops and a doctor’s surgery are planned, as well as lawns with outdoor ‘chaise longues’.” There will be space for a total of 3,209 students, an increase of about 50% over the current 2,176.

Is it safe to walk in Manchester alone?

Avoid walking alone especially after dark. Keep to well-lit, busy routes and avoid taking shortcuts. See the map for suggested walking routes around campus that will stay lit through the night.

How many pubs are in Fallowfield?

Fallowfield isn’t a massive place. There are 4 or 5 pubs/ bars along Wilmslow Road within 5 mins walk of each other, you could try most of them. There’s the usual Weatherspoons and Revolution and further down Font and what used to be Trof (now called something else) which are more interesting in my opinion.

What council is Fallowfield?

Manchester City Council
Fallowfield | Manchester City Council.

Where does Fallowfield Loop begin and end?

The route begins at St Werburgh’s Metrolink Stop in fashionable Chorlton-cum-Hardy before travelling through the thriving suburb of Levenshulme, past Debdale Park and Gorton reservoirs before ending up to Fairfield station.

Are motorbikes allowed on the Fallowfield Loop?

There are also several metal barriers along the route, which until late 2016 would disrupt the ride for cyclists on normal-size bikes, and larger cycles like tandems and trikes had to be lifted. However, after a successful trial period in 2016 the barriers along the route itself are now permanently open.

What is it like living in Fallowfield?

The area is a mix of student and more permanent residents, with lots of shops, bars, restaurants and activities to take advantage of. Almost a town in itself, Fallowfield is renowned for its lively social scene, meaning you’ll have no shortage of opportunities to make friends.

Is Fallowfield diverse?

They boast a richly diverse community with a large student population alongside long term residents, including lots of people who are elderly or may have young families, as well as those people who work at the Universities or have recently graduated.

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