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Countryside and waterways

Discover a refreshing secret about Salford - 60% of it is green space. Amazing isn't it? We have three green flag parks, five local nature reserves, and over 20 public parks there's plenty to keep you occupied. Sometimes the most revitalising activity is simply to let time drift by. Flying a kite, pausing to notice the many aromas of wild flowers or sitting with a picnic in a bluebell wood - stock up with scrumptious bread, cheese, preserves and fruit at the Eccles Farmers' Market.

You can explore one of the beautiful country parks such as Clifton Country Park's meadows, play hide and seek in Worsley Woods, turn cartwheels in the fields at Blackleach Country Park, enjoy a brass band concert with an ice cream in the summer at Victoria Park. If you prefer a more wild approach, try some real wilderness at Chat Moss.

Discover all this and more by downloading some of our trails. There is the Worsley Wood and wild flower trail, the trail about the industrial remains of Clifton Country Park's Wet Earth Colliery where one of the first mines sunk into the Irwell Valley and various maps of the parks.

Looking further ahead to 2019 we are very excited about the opening of RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley which will create a new area of national importance and put Salford firmly on the tourism map.

Blackleach Country Park

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