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Clifton Country Park
Clifton Country Park is a local nature reserve in the Irwell Valley at Clifton, Greater Manchester, North West England. ituated in the Irwell Valley, Clifton Country Park is 48 hectares of beautiful countryside in the heart of the city.Here you can explore acres of open woodland and meadows, enjoy lakeside walks, bring a picnic, go fishing or discover the hidden remnants of the city's industrial past. Bring children to play and enjoy refreshments in the visitor centre café!The park was designated a local nature reserve in 2005 and currently holds the prestigious Green Flag award.Clifton is also home to the industrial remains of the Wet Earth Colliery. Established around 1740, the colliery was one of the first deep mines to be sunk in the Irwell Valley.Along with a variety of self-guided and accessible trails, the Salford Ranger Team provides a wide range of events and activities and volunteering opportunities throughout the year.Schools and community groups are welcome to use the site and a range of outdoor educational activities can be organised to suit different needs.