Reddish Vale Country Park
Reddish Vale Country Park is not a designed landscape in the sense of the great estates which are at the heart of Country Parks. Its interest lies in the way it has evolved as the result of the interaction of a wide range of human activities with the natural conditions of the Tame river valley over many centuries. Over the course of it's long history, farming, milling, textile manufacturing, quarrying, construction, sport and recreation have all left their mark on the landscpe.
We owe the Country Parks existence to the natural constraints of the valley's steep sides and boggy floor, which have limited development. Its value and interest, however, are related to the diverse landscape and habitats which have arisen from the fertile mix of the valley's natural conditions with a wide range of settlement patterns and land uses.
The modern day Country Park straddles the historic boundary between Lancashire and Cheshire, formed by the river Tame. The medieval township of Reddish lies to the west and the eastern side borders with Brinnington, previously part of the larger Dokenfeld Estate.
Reddish Vale's History
The Print Works
Reddish Vale Farm
Giants Money Box
Reddish Vale Road
Ross Lave Lane
Hyde Hall farm
Reddish Vale Corn Mill
The Last Otter Hunt
Save The Vale Campaign
River View Cottages
MP3 Guided Tour
The MP3 Guided Tour covers the wider history of Reddish Vale including the Calico Printworks.
The tour is about 2 miles long.
You can download the tour and intall it onto your MP3 player or mobile phone
by clicking the button below.
Click the download button, select save.
When downloaded, right click on the zipped folder then click extract from the menu, you can then install the files onto your portable media player.
1. Mill Lane and Giant's Money Box
2. Ross Lave Lane
3. Viaduct, Nine Houses and Corn Mill
4. Visitor Centre and Tame House
5. Reddish Vale Farm
6. River View Cottages
7. Sunnyside House
8. Butterfly Field and site of the Print Works
9. Strines cottages, Weir and Sluice Gate
10. Harrison's Weir
11. Willow Grove Cemetery
12. Brinnington Tunnel
Willow Grove Cemetery