Clifton Country Park
How to get there: From Swinton, travel along Manchester Road (A666 towards Kearsley) until the country park is signposted. Turn right down Clifton House Road, then turn right down Dow Brow and under the railway bridge. From Kearsley, follow Manchester Road (A666) until the country park is signposted. Turn left into Clifton House Road, then turn right down Dow Brow and under the railway bridge.
Grid Reference: SD 771 041
Nearest Postcode: M27 6NG
Parking: Clifton Country Park car park.
Facilities: Toilets, visitor centre.
Map with thanks to Ordnance Survey.
1 From the car park, head up on the path toward the lake. Before reaching the lake, turn left and follow the path all the way around the lake, keeping it to your right at all times. When on the north side of the lake, you will be walking alongside the River Irwell.
2 Take a right and follow the path round and back up through the woodland.
3 Take a right and follow the path as it leads up to join back up with the start point, where you can head back to the car park.