Once the site of a calico printing works, Reddish Vale Country Park now provides a habitat to a host of bird- and wildlife. The Vale has recently been designated as a Local Nature Reserve and features a new butterfly park.
The Park offers a wide variety of pursuits for all. Download an audio-tour of the park, follow the ‘Heritage Wander’ trail or the new geo-caching trail. Trails, bridleways and cycle routes link the Tame Valley to the Etherow/Goyt Valley and the surrounding area. For cycle enthusiasts, there is now also a 5km Cycle Trial and for anglers there are 2 large mill ponds available for fishing.
There is a small visitor centre offering park information on walks, trails, event and task days, also featuring displays on the area's heritage, wildlife and future and displays of work by local artists.
Two minutes away is Reddish Vale Farm, a delightful small animal farm, giving children an insight in to the countryside environment. The farm has a wide variety of farmyard animals and opportunities for petting baby animals. See separate entry for further details.
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