New lockdown story walk in Manor Park

'Manny the Manor Park Mole' is back for a new adventure in the Glossop park during lockdown. 

The fictional creature returns this weekend for a sixth 'story walk' - written and designed by Move More Glossop Project Officer Helen Thornhill - and will remain until the end of the February half term. 

Whilst enjoying their permitted exercise under lockdown rules, families will be able to read all about Manny the Mole and his friends as they explore the park. 

People are being urged to look out for markers as they follow in Manny's footsteps around the park, reading and enjoying the adventures. 

An audio version is also available, narrated by local actor Catherine Pugh, which can be downloaded here:

Walk leaflets will also be available in the dispensers located on the welcome boards at both main entrances to the park. 

It's part of a series of story walks, written for the various parks across the Glossopdale area, as part of a project by Move More Glossop in conjunction with High Peak Borough Council. 

A statement from Move More Glossop said: "It’s been fabulous how many families have taken part in the previous stories in Manor Park, Howard Park and Whitfield. With Lockdown and restrictions continuing it was felt that Manny and his friends should continue to encourage families out for a walk. The walks are designed to be fully accessible and now with the addition of audio narration by the lovely local actor Catherine Pugh, they will hopefully appeal to a wider audience." 

Creator Helen Thornhill commented: "I’m thrilled that families are enjoying the stories, I write and illustrate. It is lovely that families are getting the chance to explore some of our beautiful green spaces in Glossop. I hope that people continue to enjoy them and recommend them to family and friends." 

Coming soon, Harriet Hedgehog returns to Howard Park, Berry the Bat goes on an adventure in Bankswood Park, and Graham the Goat will be creating kayos on Gamesley Sidings. 

Move More Glossop helps people in Glossop to move more and find ways to build movement into everyday life. 


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