we use it in leeds and surrouding areas. Its like a snicket or passageway. Me and my cousin thought everyone used it till we got down to devon and asked what was down the ginnel. Got some funny looks, i tell thee.
Im gonna go down't ginnel, to't chippy. Im off on ma sen, does thee want some, or should i get once?
A ginnel is the walk way that goes between houses connecting streets together. they are usually poorly lit and are full of chavs/children who want to drink and smoke somewhere dark. its what we say in manchester, and it doesnt come up in predicitve text.
on the phone "just walking down the ginnel to your house, had to ring incase some chavs beat me up".