Nothing caps the capers in the Carrs


The skies loured. Distant thunder menaced. And the rain started to fall.

Then stopped. The rumbling ceased. The skies cleared.

If Wilmslow dogs were the sort of dogs that howled, and if dogs were the sort of animal that howled at the sun, then a howl of joy would have been heard.

The Friends

The Friends of the Carrs grew out of the direct action taken by a number of local residents in 2004/5 to...

... of The Carrs

The Carrs is parkland that follows the Bollin River for just under a mile from Wilmslow to Twinnies Bridge. It is Wilmslow's favourite walking ground, where, in the morning, there are as many dogs as people. Most of the town's children have run in the play ground on Chancel Lane and begged to be allowed to paddle in the river. After rare falls of snow, the Carrs' one grassy slope is ridden by sledgers and the parkland becomes a Bosch canvas of colour. In recent years, rumours of fish have surfaced and there have been sightings of anglers.