A former landfill site which was reclaimed and landscaped in the early 1980's the site offers a tranquil walk along the River Irk.
Location and Access
Blackley Vale is situated half way along Blackley New Road. There is a surfaced footpath down to the River Irk which extends along the river-side.
The Bowker Vale tram stop on the route to Bury is a five minute walk from the site.
Crossing the footbridge over the River Irk following the footpath and you will access the Crumpsall area at Dinorwic Close.
Recreation and Usage
- The wood is ideal for walking and dog walking, where you will find a peaceful haven away from the bustle of city life.
- Relax and admire the view of the gently trickling River Irk.
Cross Middleton Road and find yourself in Heaton Park, Europe's largest municipal park.
Size - 4.7 hectares