Situated in the north-west of England, Manchester is sheltered on its north and east by the Pennines Mountain Range. The Cheshire Plain lies to the south of the city.
Maps of Manchester
Good maps of Manchester will show the outer boundaries of the metropolitan area as well as the suburbs. Roadways, parks and landmarks will be included. Area terrain shows the mountains on the east and north and the southern plain. Visitors to Manchester will find keeping a quality city map with them is a help. They can refer to the map as needed.
Geographic Features of Manchester’s Landscape
Cheshire Plain – A lowland area with flat portions combined with slight hills, the sedimentary region is fertile. The land is mainly sectioned off by hedgerows. Agriculture and especially dairy farming is conducted in the plain.
Peak District – Situated between Sheffield and Manchester, the Peak District has a national park, moorland and Ladybower Reservoir and Dam. The reservoir is one of three in Derbyshire.
Pennines – This low mountain range runs down the centre of northern England. Manchester is located near the south-western moors and foothills of the Pennines close to where they begin in Derbyshire.
Rivers – The River Irwell passes on the western side of downtown Manchester just before joining with the Rivers Irk and Medlock. Then, through the southern portion of the city flows the River Mercey.
Rossendale Forest – A moorland region north-east of Manchester in Lancashire with some wooded sections, the area has rolling hills.