81.54 ha (201.49 acres)

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The rather secretive river Medlock runs alongside Philips Park; a valued space for leisure and recreation from the area's heavy industrial past to its rebirth as home to Sportcity and the velodrome. Crossing Bank Rd presents a real contrast and the opportunity to walk the 1 mile trail through woodland to Clayton Vale local nature reserve. This comes as a revelation to the newcomer, who will be impressed by the attraction of this urban countryside and the work of the volunteers who care for it.