Explore Salford's Green Spaces
Salford has 74 parks - 8 with Green Flag status. So put on your big coats, your wellies, pack a lunch and a hot flask and explore the green space you haven't tried yet.
This is the oldest park opened in 1846 and it was the first truly public park in England. From 2016 to 2017, it underwent major development and was restored to its former Victorian glory. It is also part of the 33 mile long Irwell Sculpture trail from Salford Quays to Bury.
Off Littleton Road, this is a stunning outdoor space created as part of a £10 million flood protection scheme. It is a haven for birds and wildlife. There are cycle paths and walks within a ten hectares of wildlife habitat.
Clifton Country Park
48 hectares of open space as well as the remains of the Wet Earth Colliery sunk in 1740. Here you can explore acres of open woodland and meadows, enjoy lakeside walks, go fishing or discover the hidden remnants of the city's industrial past.
Blackleach Country Park
Just half a mile from Walkden town centre, this park is a haven for birds and other wildlife. You can explore the reservoir, meadows and woodlands
Located next to the historic Bridgewater Canal in the centre of Monton. A green oasis which has excellent links to surrounding areas. It is linked to the canal towpaths and cycle routes (66) to Worsley and further afield. Walk along the adjacent former railway line now a loopline to Worsley Woods and back down to the Bridgewater Canal.
This covers 30 acres of woodland, brook and wetlands habitats with the Old Wark Dam at the southern end of the site.
The lake has a jetty with great views over the Dam, new footpaths and seating. There is also an adventure play area off Sefton Road and a Spring flower Trail.
For more information on Salford Parks www.salford.gov.uk/parks
The Salford Trail is a new, long distance walk of about 50 miles/80 kilometres and entirely within the boundaries of the City of Salford. The route is varied, going through rural areas and green spaces, with a little road walking in between. Starting from the cityscape of Salford Quays, the Trail passes beside rivers and canals, through country parks, fields, woods and moss lands. It uses footpaths, tracks and disused railway lines known as 'loop lines'.
for more details www.manchesterandsalfordramblers.org.uk