Blackleach Country Park

Blackleach Country Park

Just half a mile north of Walkden town centre, Blackleach Country Park is a green haven right on your doorstep.

Officially designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 2004 and holder of the prestigious Green Flag award - Blackleach is an ideal place to enjoy the countryside, take a picnic, go fishing, feed the ducks or simply enjoy the local wildlife.

The site is easily accessible by car or bus from the A57 and links can be made with other countryside areas via the network of former railway lines which have been developed as safe, off-road footpaths and cycle routes.

The site and visitor centre are managed by the Salford Ranger Team with support from an active friends group who together provide an exciting programme of events and activities.

Schools and community groups are welcome to use the site and a range of outdoor education activities can be organised to suit different needs.

Address: John Street, Walkden, M28 3TD
Classification: Local Nature Reserve
Opening times: 24 hour pedestrian access. Visitor centre opening times vary, please call 0161 790 7746 for further details. 


  • Car parking
  • Children's play area
  • Fishing
  • Lake 
  • Orienteering
  • Toilets
  • Visitor centre

Park rangers: Yes
Friends group: Yes

Green Flag Award

Map of park location

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Who to contact

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Blackleach Country Park
John Street
M28 3TD
Map to this location
0161 790 7746

This page was last updated on 6 January 2016

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