The boundaries between CAMRA branches in Greater Manchester follow a rather illogical pattern, the reasons for which go back to the early history of CAMRA. The area covered by the Stockport & South Manchester Branch is roughly as follows:
The greater part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport including Stockport Town Centre, Brinnington, Offerton, Great Moor, Hazel Grove, Bramhall, Woodford, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Gatley, Heald Green, Adswood, Cheadle Heath, Edgeley, the Four Heatons (Chapel, Mersey, Moor and Norris) and Reddish.
The area on the eastern side of Stockport MBC, including the districts of High Lane, Marple, Compstall, Bredbury, Romiley and Woodley is covered by the High Peak and North East Cheshire Branch. This apparent anomaly is because when the local branches of CAMRA were formed, these areas were covered by Bredbury & Romily Urban District Council plus Marple Urban District Council so were not, at the time, part of Stockport.
The whole of the south-eastern part of the city from Princess Parkway/M56 north until Denmark Street, then along Oxford Road until the Mancunian Way then along the River Medlock. This includes the districts of Wythenshawe, Northenden, Didsbury, Withington, Fallowfield, Rusholme, Moss Side, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Burnage, Levenshulme, Longsight, Ardwick, Gorton, Beswick, Bradford, Openshaw and Clayton.
The branch previously covered the quadrant of the City Centre between London Road/Piccadilly and Oxford Street/Road south of Mosley Street. This, along with the whole city centre, is covered by the newly formed (Spring 2016) Manchester City Centre branch.
The area of Manchester west of Princess Parkway/M56 up to and along Denmark Street, then along the centre of Oxford Road until the Mancunian Way, this is covered by Trafford & Hulme Branch.
All of Manchester north of both the inner ring-road/Mancunian Way and the River Medlock is in the Manchester City Centre Branch.