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Platt Fields Mound

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The hill in Platt Fields park overlooks the lake. It is really not much of a hill - really a big pile of soil from the construction of the lake - but is an ideal place for a barbie on warm summer evenings.

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A: Platt Fields Hill, Fallowfield, Manchester UK

by Karel Hladky, 10 meters away

The hill in Platt Fields park overlooks the lake. It is really not much of a hill - really a big pile...

Platt Fields Hill, Fallowfield, Manchester UK

B: Platt Fields Park, Manchester UK

by Karel Hladky, 10 meters away

The hill in Platt Fields park overlooks the lake. It is really not much of a hill - really a big pile...

Platt Fields Park, Manchester UK

C: Platt Fields Lake, Fallowfield, Manchester UK

by Karel Hladky, 270 meters away

Platt Fields lake was dug by 700 unemployed men in 1908-9. The shallow heart-shaped lake is fed by Go...

Platt Fields Lake, Fallowfield, Manchester UK

D: Playground in Platt Fields Park

by Karel Hladky, 290 meters away

Playground in Platt Fields Park

E: Nico Ditch, Platt Fields Park, Manchester, UK

by Karel Hladky, 350 meters away

Platt Fields is a large park in south Manchester. The path in the panorama runs parallel to the Nico ...

Nico Ditch, Platt Fields Park, Manchester, UK

F: Mabfield Road Entrance to Platt Fields Park

by Karel Hladky, 390 meters away

Mabfield Road Entrance to Platt Fields Park

G: Platt Fields, Rusholme, Manchester UK

by Karel Hladky, 510 meters away

Platt Fields is a large park in south Manchester. This view shows one of the open spaces with the chu...

Platt Fields, Rusholme, Manchester UK

H: Yew Tree Road Bridge

by Karel Hladky, 510 meters away

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Yew Tree Road Bridge

I: Autumn in Platt Fields Park

by Karel Hladky, 520 meters away

An autumn view of Platt Fields park in Fallowfield, Manchester, United Kingdom. Taken handheld with P...

Autumn in Platt Fields Park

J: Platt Fields Park

by Karel Hladky, 530 meters away

Autumn in Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester, United Kingdom. Taken handheld with Pentax K-7 ...

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