Clifton Country Park :: Shared Description

Clifton Country Park is a Local Nature Reserve in the Irwell Valley at Clifton.

The park provides approximately 48 hectares of scenic urban fringe countryside (wooded area, meadows, ponds and a lake). It is hidden away in the Irwell Valley just a few miles from Salford city centre being accessed from the A666 at Clifton. In 2005, the Country Park was designated a Local Nature Reserve.

The park also contains the industrial remains of Wet Earth Colliery and Fletcher's Canal. Established around 1740, the colliery was one of the first deep mines to be sunk in the Irwell Valley. The canal, now derelict and no longer used, was built on the south bank of the River Irwell to connect the colliery with the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal at Clifton Aqueduct. Long sections of the canal are still evident although none hold water. As the canal passes through the park, a footpath is maintained along its former towpath.

Clifton Marina, a gravel pit developed during the construction of the nearby M62, is popular with walkers, joggers and fishermen, there is a surfaced path around the lake providing a circular walk which is fully accessible for disabled users.

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SD7704 : Fletcher's Canal by David Dixon
SD7703 : Clifton Country Park by David Dixon
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SD7803 : River Irwell, Clifton Country Park by David Dixon
SD7704 : River Irwell at Clifton by David Dixon
SD7704 : Doe Brow Bridge by David Dixon
SD7704 : Clifton Marina by David Dixon
SD7704 : Kingfisher Trail, Clifton Country Park by David Dixon
SD7704 : Kingfisher Trail - stile by David Dixon
SD7704 : Clifton Country Park by David Dixon
SD7703 : Fletcher's Folly, Clifton Country Park by David Dixon
SD7704 : Clifton Country Park - Clifton Marina by David Dixon
SD7703 : Clifton Country Park, Path and Wooden Bridge by David Dixon
SD7703 : Footbridge, Clifton Country Park by David Dixon
SD7704 : Clifton Country Park by David Dixon
SD7704 : Clifton Marina by David Dixon
SD7704 : Wooded area - Clifton Country Park by David Dixon
SD7703 : Footbridge, Clifton Country Park by David Dixon
SD7704 : Clifton Marina by David Dixon
SD7703 : Pedestrian level crossing, Clifton by Bradley Michael
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SD7704 : Path, Clifton Country Park by Bradley Michael
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Created: Sun, 28 Mar 2010, Updated: Sun, 28 Mar 2010

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