The Greater Manchester Natural Capital Group is set in the economic powerhouse of the North – covering 493 square miles and 10 districts.
Most of Greater Manchester’s landscape is urban or high-density urban. It is home to some 2.7 million people and a GVA of £56 billion, representing the largest functional economic area outside London.
However, there is also a wide and varied range of wildlife and natural habitats, such as:
- reed beds
- mature woodland and wooded valleys
- scrubland and grassland
- high moorland
- agricultural land
- lakes and wetlands
- river valleys
- urban parks
- suburban gardens
These landscapes cross borough boundaries within Greater Manchester and beyond. The Cheshire Plain, the West Pennine Moors and the Mersey River Corridor surround Greater Manchester. The Local Nature Partnership boundary adjoins and overlaps the proposed South Pennines and Peak District National Park Local Nature Partnerships.
Greater Manchester is filled with nature. What can you do to support it?