GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Clifton Country Park

3 miles (5.5 km)

This country park and nature reserve is located between Bolton and Manchester in Salford. Situated on the River Irwell it contains a pretty lake, woodland, meadows and an arboretum. The Irwell Sculpture Trail walking route runs through the park where you will find two of the sculptures from the trail. A cycle trail also runs through the park so you can bring your bike. The park is good for wildlife too so look out for the horses near the car park and various water loving birds on the lake.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could head to Blackleach Country Park. Here you'll find a nice walking trail along a pretty lake with lots of birdlife to look out for.
Also nearby is Moses Gate Country Park. The park covers 750 acres with a number of nice cycling and walking trails to try. The site is located on the outskirts of Bolton and includes three lakes while the Rivers Croal and Irwell also run through the park.
Additionally, the Outwood Trail runs past the park along a disused railway line.


M27 6NG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Clifton Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Clifton Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a decent on site cafe selling a range of snacks and meals. You can sit outside on a fine day and enjoy views of the park with your meal.

Dog Walking

The lakeside and woodland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. The cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The waymarked Salford Trail runs past the park. You could pick up the circular trail to visit some of the other highlights of the area including the picturesque Salford Quays.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Greater Manchester Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Clifton Country Park - Fletcher's Canal Towpath - - 1775060

The disused Fletcher's Canal Towpath in the park

Kingfisher Trail, Clifton Country Park - - 1775380

Kingfisher Trail, Clifton Country Park, This path forms part of the "Kingfisher Trail", an eleven-kilometre waymarked walk which runs through the Croal Irwell Valley from the to Jumbles Country Park, north of Bolton.

Clifton Country Park - Clifton Marina - - 1774980

Clifton Marina

Clifton Country Park - - 1774770

A walker on a wide footpath in the park


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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