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Etherow Country Park is now owned and managed by Stockport Council and is an award winning Green Flag Park. It was established in 1968 as one of Britain’s first Country Parks and is a popular retreat from urban living. Over a quarter of a million people now visit the Park each year to enjoy the natural beauty of ancient woodland walks along the Etherow river valley, in the foothills of the Peak District National Park. The Park was once part of the estate of George Andrew who built Compstall Mill in the 1820s.
A biodiversity project at Gatwick Airport covering two main areas, one of the north-west of the airfield, another to the south-east. A mosaic of ancient woodland, semi-improved grassland, scrub, wildlife ponds and river corridors.