12 photos that capture the true beauty of Styal
PUBLISHED: 00:00 24 September 2016 | UPDATED: 20:44 26 January 2018
Our readers share their photos of a pretty village just south of Manchester.
Gardens in Colour, Quarry Bank Mill by Gillian Baker
Looking Down In Styal by Gillian Baker
Quarry Bank Mill, Styal by Wayne Sidderley
Quarry Bank Weir by Erica Linney
Stairs in Styal by Gillian Baker
Styal Village Shop by Gillian Baker
Styal Village cottages by Gillian Baker
Styal Woods by Val Laws
Sunrise in Styal by David Fletcher
Sunset walk, Styal village by Pauline Bowden
The Bridge at Quarry Bank Mill by Gillian Baker
Village Cricket, Styal by Colin Walls
Styal is close to Manchester Airport and much of the village we see today was built by industrialist Samuel Greg to house the workers of Quarry Bank Mill.
Water is an important feature of Styal with the River Bollin and the Bridgewater Canal providing both power and transport links to the textile mill.
Quarry Bank Mill and the surrounding country park are now owned by The National Trust and walking around the village you can still take a snapshot of the era from which the village and mill originated from.
The gardens in Quarry Bank Mill are extensive, with plenty for the horticulturist to enjoy. Further afield, the Northern and Southern Woods are great for walking and wildlife, and there’s even a mini stonehenge on the estate grounds.
Why don’t you upload your images of Styal to the reader photo gallery?