Other attractions/things to see and do

Clifton Country Park facilities:
• Arboretum
• Car parking
• Climbing boulder
• Children’s play area
• Fishing
• Gift shop 
• Lake
• Orienteering
• Recycling
• Refreshments (weekends only)
• Toilets
• Visitor centre

Visitor Centre:
www.salford.gov.uk

A download map available from:
www.salford.gov.uk

 

Wet Earth Colliery
www.salford.gov.uk
 

Amenities

Opening times:

Cilfton Country Park
24 hour pedestrian access

The visitor centre is open:
• Monday: 11.30am to 4.30pm
• Tuesday: closed
• Wednesday: closed
• Thursday: 10.00am to 2.30pm
• Friday: 10.00am to 4.30pm
• Saturday: 11.30am to 4.30pm
• Sunday: 10.00am to 4.30pm

 

Public Conveniences:
Public toilets are open during the hours
or the visitor centre's opening times
 

Car Parking

Free Car Park available on site
 

Transport

Traveline North West
0871 200 22 33
www.traveline-northwest.co.uk

TfGM
www.tfgm.com

Cycling in Greater Manchester
www.cyclegm.org
 

Events along the Trail

For future events at Clifton Country Park:
services.salford.gov.uk
 

Clifton Country Park

Address: Clifton Country Park, Clifton House Road, Clifton, Salford, M27 6NG
Telephone: 0161 793 4219
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www.salford.gov.uk

Opening times:

24 hour pedestrian access

The visitor centre is open:

Monday: 11.30am to 4.30pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 10.00am to 2.30pm
Friday: 10.00am to 4.30pm
Saturday: 11.30am to 4.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am to 4.30pm
Situated 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.

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.

As well as self-guided 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. 

Wet Earth Colliery

At Clifton Country Park are the industrial remains of Wet Earth Colliery. Established around 1740, the colliery was one of the first deep mines to be sunk in the Irwell Valley.

Wet Earth Colliery is of importance for three main reasons.

It was the first deep mine to be sunk in the valley, and had the first application of steam winding in the area.

Secondly, compared to most other pits, it had a very long working life: from around 1750 through to 1928 - almost 180 years.

Finally, it’s association with James Brindley and his ingenious hydraulic pumping scheme for the colliery, which was in continuous use from 1756 to 1924, just before the colliery closed.

To download a map, brochure and children’s brochure please go to: www.salford.gov.uk

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