SJ9093 : River Tame

taken 8 years ago, near to Reddish, Stockport, Great Britain

River Tame
River Tame
Crossing the meandering River Tame in a train on the Reddish Vale Viaduct. In the gap can be seen the M60 at it crosses the river SJ9193 : River Tame in SJ9193 and beyond can be seen the high rise flats of Haughton Green SJ9393 : Haughton Green in SJ9393.
River Tame (Greater Manchester)
The River Tame (Greater Manchester), not to be confused with its namesake in the West Midlands, rises on Denshaw Moor. Its catchment lies mainly on the western flank of the Pennines. The named river starts as compensation flow from Readycon Dean Reservoir in the moors above Denshaw. The source is a little further north, just over the county border in West Yorkshire, close to the Pennine Way. The highest point of the catchment is Greater Manchester's highest point at Black Chew Head.

The river flows generally south through Delph, Uppermill, Mossley, Stalybridge, Ashton-under-Lyne, Dukinfield, Haughton Green, Denton and Hyde. After Mossley the river marks much of the historical boundary dividing Cheshire and Lancashire, before its confluence with the River Goyt to form the River Mersey at Stockport.
Reddish Vale Country Park :: SJ9092
Reddish Vale is mainly green space, comprising woodland, flat riverside meadows, sloping fields used to graze horses and a golf course. The Country Park was opened in 1985. A small car park and Visitor Centre are sited on a former industrial complex, including a calico printing works supplied with water from the river via mill ponds and reservoirs. Established in 1780, the works were at their peak between the 1860s and 1930s but had ceased printing by 1975, and have now been demolished

The modern day Country Park straddles the historic boundary between Lancashire and Cheshire, formed by the River Tame (LinkExternal link ). The medieval township of Reddish lies to the west and the eastern side borders with Brinnington, previously part of the larger Dokenfeld Estate.

A number of footpaths, bridleways and cycle trails lead in all directions, with the more popular ones following the line of the river, both up and downstream. Also crossing the park are the Long distance routes, Trans-Pennine Trail and Midshires Way.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 26 September, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 908 935 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.3295N 2:8.3614W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 907 935
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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