Reddish Vale is a loosely defined area in the Tame valley close to Reddish in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. The generally-accepted centre of the vale (as indicated on maps) is around the bottom of Reddish Vale Road. Reddish Vale Country Park is a country park managed by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. It covers 161 hectares in all and comprises some of the traditional Reddish Vale area, Reddish Vale Farm and the grazing land and Woodhall Fields, about half a mile south.
Reddish Vale is mainly green space, comprising woodland, flat riverside meadows, sloping fields used to graze horses, and a golf course. At the end of Reddish Vale Road near is a small car park and a visitor centre housed in portable cabins. A number of footpaths lead in all directions, with the more popular ones following the line of the river, both up- and downstream.
Highly visible from the visitor centre is the sixteen-arch brick viaduct built in 1875 to carry the Hope Valley Line over the Tame valley. A railway line once led to Stockport from Reddish Junction at the Brinnington (east)... Read More