Sports, leisure and the Arts Smedley Dip and Hendham Vale

A tranquil green corridor link through the Irk River Valley, taking you from the edge of Collyhurst to the heart of Harpurhey.

One of our first environmental landscaping developments, these sites are a composite of river-side walks, amenity grass, open meadow grassland and mixed woodland with the odd Fig tree left as a remnant of the industrial revolution. The composite of this habitat ensures the wildlife, which frequents the site, is wild and varied.


  • Smedley Dip - 3.9 hectares
  • Hendham Vale - 6.5 hectares


Smedley Dip
Accessed from Smedley Road where the bridge goes over the River Irk.

Hendham Vale
Access entrances are just off Queens Road at:

  • The junction of Collyhurst Road and
  • The other side of Queens Road at the junction with Park View Road; next to the Hell Fire Club.


  • Urban Countryside,
  • Walking and
  • Wildlife value

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