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Hey guys,

Just got my accommodation offer in and I've been put in Hardy Farm! I've had a look on the map and it looks quite far away from the uni, does anyone know how long it takes to walk from there?

Also is anyone else staying there?

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Vicky
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It wouldn't be too easy walking into uni from there - as you say it is fairly far. That said, there's buses from chorlton to town via the back of uni, which probably don't take as long as the ones from fallowfield whihc go through rusholme. I'm not sure if the uni offers a shuttle service from hardy farm, but they may do.

I hope you like it, i moved to chorlton just over a month ago and walk past hardy farm quite a bit when going down to jacksons boat/mersey valley to unwind and its in a really nice setting.
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Hardy farms in the middle of nowhere i used to visit friends there last yr, seriously theyd have to get the bus at im sure at before 8ish to get to 9 lectures. its pretty but not good if you want to embrace uni life.
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I see what you mean, just google earthed hardy farm to my school buildings......:eek: i guess walking is out of the question, unless I want to get up at about 4am.

I had previously been seriously discouraged from bringing my car with me to uni but if I'm in Hardy Farm maybe I could drive to at least somewhere closer in the mornings and walk from there?

Does anyone know of any free (and safe) parking within walking distance of the main campus? Or should I just buy a bus pass and hope for the best?

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I got put here and I'm mega annoyed about it.

I'm trying to find out if I can reject my offer.
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Just an idea, seeing as Hardy Farm is so far out does anyone know if there is parking spaces? It's not on the website.
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Yes, there are parking spaces! If you go to the accommodation section on the website and go to the city campus (city campus my ass!) and download the pdf and then scroll down to hardy farm it explains about the parking and stuff and how its free but you have to get a key or something blah blah....I wish I could afford to bring my car! Maybe I'll buy a cheap run around when I get there....or a moped lmao!

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Aahhaaahahahha a moped!

I shall look at the pdf right now!

*Runs*
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Its not that bad, Chorlton is one of Manchester's better areas, (most houses cost at least £250,000 and many go for well over £500k), The Doves, Elbow, Badly Drawn Boy, Manni, Bez , Craig Charles all live in Chorlton as did George Best in his United days.

You're basicaly right next to the countryside, Chorlton Eas which is next to it is one of the only three official nature reserves in Manchester, two of them are in Chorlton.

Public trasnsport is fine in Chorlton but because of stagecoach there has been a general worsening of services, so you really need to walk to Chorlton Office to get the bus, these buses run every 2-5 minutes and it takes around 25-30 mins depending on traffic. You can use a uni rider on these which means its very cheap.

Chorlton is also famous for its food, Chorlton has many award winning cafes and eat outs, it also lots of delis catering to for all tastes.

The typical Chortonite is form Cornwall/Devon, eats lot of veg, has 6 degrees, 3 maters, a PhD, reads the Guardian and ride a racing bike with a brown basket attached to it. I was walking past my local bar last thursday and counted 14 bikes parked outside (push bikes that is!).

However Chorlton is a place you live when you have graduated not when you're a student. Its all so much more relaxed than Fallowfield so some of you may like or not like that. The bars all tend to close at 12:00 or 1:00am at weekends but it only takes 15 mins to get into the city centre at the time of night and buses run till 3:30am at weekends, at weekdays they stop at midnight so this could be a major problem.

It will cost you about £12 for a taxi at that time of night.
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£12 for a taxi is good is there's 3 or 4 of you in it.

Not sounding too bad, it's just weird how they put us so far out! We're little lonely first years!

Thanks for that post, it was really helpful
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(Original post by PoisonDonna)
£12 for a taxi is good is there's 3 or 4 of you in it.

Not sounding too bad, it's just weird how they put us so far out! We're little lonely first years!

Thanks for that post, it was really helpful
Chorlton is pretty cool. I live there at the moment and have done most of my life. And there's LOADS of bars and cafes but urm to walk to the uni would probs take you about 1hr 30mins methinks. I used to walk to my college in Rusholme from my house on the Wilbraham Road edge of chorlton and it took me about 45 minutes. (meant I was constantly late)
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Chorlton is pretty cool. I live there at the moment and have done most of my life. And there's LOADS of bars and cafes but urm to walk to the uni would probs take you about 1hr 30mins methinks. I used to walk to my college in Rusholme from my house on the Wilbraham Road edge of chorlton and it took me about 45 minutes. (meant I was constantly late)
I'm considering taking my car now
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I'm considering taking my car now
That would be wise. It would take you about 10-15 mins in the car - bit of a difference.
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Ohhh MAAAAANNNN!!!

When I came to the open day everyone i met said don't bring a car! So I've sold mine! Handing it over the day I come down. Arrgghhhh. Oh well. Can't really afford it anyway.

Thanks AT82 for your post, it was really helpful and informative! Just wondering though, how long does it take to walk to chorlton office? And can you use the unirider on any bus or only stagecoach? Or are all the buses stagecoach?

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Chorlton Office? Chorlton Post Office?

Urm pretty much most of the buses are Stagecoaches. The 85 and 46 which go to town are Stagecoach and the 46 is nearly always a single decker.

The 86 which also goes to town which you get from Chorlton Bus Station runs every 10 minutes and is either Stagecoach or Magic Bus.

Hope that helps.
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What on earth is a stage coach?
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Bus company
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Chorlton Office is Chorlton bus station, not sure how it got its name, but its been known as Chorlton Office localy for the past 100 years (shows how long my family have lived the area ).

Yep unlike Fallowfield you don't get much choice of the buses pretty much exlusively Stagecoach.

The big problem is with Hardy Farm is not thats its in Chorlton, but the fact its in a remote part of Chorlton. However there is a little passage you can go to down which means it takes 5 mins walk to Beech Road, Beech Road is where a lot fo bars/pubs are, the Horse and Jockey is a great little pub.

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Apeesh! Dunno what part of Chorlton YOU live in but us people who live here and have used it every day for it's school-like purposes have NEVER called it that. It's always been called The Bus Station!! *dun dun duuuuuunnnnn*

Beech Road is really good PoisonDonna though a tad on the expensive side and it has those weird slightly pointless shops that try to sell ultramodern salt shakers and things.

Ooo and to add what I said about buses before. You can get the 168 from outside the Bus Station which goes to Fallowfield but it's not very regular.
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Chorlton's looking less and less appealing lately. This free bus service students get with their swipe card that it tells you about in the Freshers Pack, I'm assuming THAT doesn't include chorlton :p:
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