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Clayton Vale

  1. Location

    Edge Lane, Clayton, Manchester, M40 1GR

  2. Opening times

    From dawn to dusk

  3. Facilities

    Children's play area, visitors centre with toilets (toilets not open when visitor centre is closed), pond, conservation area with dipping platform, angling.

  4. Play area (age group)

    12 and under

  5. Transport to and around Manchester

    Visit to find transport links

  6. Dogs not allowed

    • Children’s play area
    • Visitors centre 
    • Toilets

  7. History

    Once the ash tip for east Manchester's power station, Clayton Vale was greened up in the 1980's and since recent investment, is a key green space within the Medlock River Valley. It is a Local Nature Reserve and is a great place for families to enjoy woodland and riverside walks, cycling, picnicking or pond dipping.

  8. Report a problem

    Report any problems in this park

  9. Email

  10. More on parks

    More about parks, playgrounds and open spaces in Manchester

    Barbecues are not permitted in Manchester parks

  11. External links

    Find out more about activities at this park through MCR Active

  12. Location map

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