Situated in the Irwell Valley, Clifton Country Park is 48 hectares of beautiful countryside in the heart of the city.

Our café is located in the visitor centre in the car park at the main entrance to the park. It’s perfectly positioned for you to grab a hot or cold drink to take with you as you explore the country park. We also serve cakes, ice cream, toasted tea cakes and crumpets.

The café is open to sit-in and enjoy drinks, snacks and ice cream, or you can takeway. In line with the latest government guidance we have implemented measures to ensure the safety of both customers and colleges. We will be operating a queuing system outside the visitor centre, with a counter at the entrance from which we can process customer orders. Customers are asked to pay by card only, with contactless payments available.

Clifton Country Park is one of 2 country parks in Salford and offers acres of open woodland and meadows to explore. Visitors can enjoy lakeside walks, bring a picnic, go fishing or discover hidden remnants of the city’s industrial past. There’s also a great children’s play area.

The park was designated a local nature reserve in 2005 and currently holds the prestigious Green Flag Award.

Clifton is also home to the industrial remains of the Wet Earth Colliery. Established around 1740, the colliery was one of the first deep mines to be sunk in the Irwell Valley.

As well as self-guided trails, the Salford Ranger Team provide a wide range of events and activities and volunteering opportunities throughout the year.

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Address: Clifton House Road, Clifton, Manchester, M27 6NG.

Opening hours:

24 hour pedestrian access.

Monday to Sunday: 9.30am – 3.30pm

The café at Clifton Country Park will be open throughout the festive period, selling a range of takeout options to enjoy during your visit as well as doggy treats and duck food.

Opening times are 9.30am to 3.30pm, seven days (please note the café will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).