Clifton Country Park

The Lookout at Clifton Country Park

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.

The Clifton Country Park user group forum are also actively involved in the management of the park.

Address: Clifton House Road, Clifton, M27 6NG
Classification: Local Nature Reserve
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


  • Arboretum
  • Car parking
  • Climbing boulder
  • Children's play area
  • Fishing
  • Gift shop 
  • Lake
  • Orienteering
  • Recycling
  • Toilets
  • Visitor centre

Park rangers: Yes
Friends group: Yes

Map of park location

Who to contact

Clifton Country Park
Clifton House Road
M27 6NG
Map to this location
0161 793 4219

This page was last updated on 3 March 2015

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