Worsley is the perfect place to live if you’re considering moving to the Greater Manchester area. However, if you want a commuter town that offers easy access to major northern cities whilst still living in a lovely little village, Worsley is the place to live!
Worsley is part of Salford and lies between Stockport, Warrington, Oldham, Rochdale and Bolton. Its proximity to central Manchester, the M60 and M62 makes it ideally located for commuters: you can be at Manchester Airport in 15 minutes, central Manchester in 20 minutes, Liverpool or Preston in 40 and Leeds in 50.
Worsley was once an industrial area, with coal mining and weaving offering plenty of employment in the immediate area. It’s now much more of a commuter town because that’s all it needs to be - a place where you can come home after work and spend good quality time with your friends and family in a picturesque village with plenty of things to do.
Things to do in Worsley
Worsley is often compared with Cheshire towns, and it’s a popular place for middle-class families to settle. However, for those living in Worsley, there are plenty of things to see and do if you’re the outdoor type who enjoys walks or visiting country parks (Clifton and Blackleach Country
parks are a haven for wildlife and birds, and the lakes are popular spots for fishing). Worsley Woods is an excellent place for dog walkers and families, too, and you can follow a lovely wildflower trail or see if you can spot some of the sculptures dotted throughout the woods.
The Bridgewater Canal has a lovely walk along its banks - the canal water is orange due to iron deposits, and if you were minded to do so, you could follow it to Trafford in a couple of hours. Call in for a coffee and a cake at The Horse Box on the way!
There are great dog-friendly country pubs (such as the Barton Arms, John Gilbert and Worsley Old Hall) and plenty of supermarkets and shops in Worsley. If you fancy a good spending spree, it’s only 10 minutes’ drive to the Trafford Centre.
Golfers can make the most of living close to one of the best courses in the area at Worsley Golf Club.
Schools in Worsley
Parents are spoilt for choice when it comes to schools in Worsley. St Andrew’s, James Brindley, and Ellenbrook primary schools are just some of the Outstanding primary schools in the area. For older children, Bridgewater Academy is a well-regarded independent school in Worsley, and nearby St Mary’s Secondary, St Patrick’s Secondary, Salford City Academy and New Park Academy are all rated Good.
House prices in Worsley
If you’re renting, the average 3-bedroom house will set you back around £875 a month; the average semi-detached house costs around £280,000, and detached houses sell for an average of £468,000.
Fancy moving to Worsley?
If you need somewhere to store your furniture and furnishings during a house move, our Worsley store
is between Worsley and Swinton. We can keep your household contents safe, clean and dry until you’re ready to move into your new home!