SD7705 : Outwood Country Park, A Choice of Paths

taken 7 years ago, near to Radcliffe, Bury, Great Britain

Outwood Country Park, A Choice of Paths
Outwood Country Park, A Choice of Paths
The site of the former Outwood colliery consisted of 13 hectares of derelict land, collapsed buildings, spoil heaps, contaminated land and a number of uncapped mineshafts. Ownership of the site was transferred from British Coal Property to Bury Council in October 1997 with a view to reclaiming the land for public open space as part of the wider Outwood Forest Park project.

The reclaimed land now provides a main gateway into the 80 hectare Outwood Forest Park and has a car park and footpaths; 25,000 trees have been planted. The park links with the Outwood Trail, the Irwell Sculpture Trail and the National Cycle Route and can accessed from Radcliffe by the recently restored Outwood Viaduct or from Ringley Road West at Outwood.

The park also provides a site for a major work of art as part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail. A number of large (up to 8 metres in height) stone settings by Ulrich Ruckriem are now in place on the former colliery site. (SD7706 : Irwell Sculpture Trail and SD7705 : Ulrich Ruckriem Sculpture, Outwood Country Park )

(information from LinkExternal link Your Bury, a page which seems to have since been removed from the Bury MBC website)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 19 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 19 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Park and Public Gardens  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7781 0574 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:32.8693N 2:20.1819W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7784 0574
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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