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Reddish Vale Country Park

Woodhall Fields 

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Reddish Vale Country Park

Woodhall

Fields

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Open land near towns and cities was often needed to meet the needs of urban populations, Woodhall was one of several valley sites in the area used for refuse disposal. Tipping at Woodhall ceased in the early eighties and landscaped as part of the Tame Valley Improvement Scheme.

In 1990, a proposal to create an artificial ski slope at Woodhall Fields was opposed by 7,000 signatories to a petition. The opposition was led by the Tame Valley Defence Group supported by MP Andrew Bennett and the Reddish Reporter. The Defence Group had made trips to the various ski slopes and supplied local people with reports on Sheffield Ski Slope. This proposal echoed an earlier proposal for a snow dome which was opposed by South Reddish Action Group, who were later to merge with the Tame Valley Defence Group to protect the vale.

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Above, the newly finished Tiviot Way looking towards Woodhall Fields, below, Woodhall Fields in April 2012.