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Medlock Valley Environment

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Want to know more about the natural environment within the Medlock Valley then read on....

Green Spaces within the Valley include parks, allotments, amenity grassland, playing fields, cemetery and school grounds.

These areas provide important places for wildlife in urban settings, as well as contributing to the health and well-being of local people. The  proximity to schools and housing also makes it them an ideal resource for learning about the natural world.

Witin the Valley here are 5 ponds and with the River Medlock running through the heart this is an important corridoor connecting wildlife to the urban surroundings.  Two ponds are sites of biological importance because of the Common Reed which lives in them, reed beds are a UK prioirity habitat.  Many species of wildlife and plants can be found on all the sites including those identified in the Greater Manchester Biodiversity Action plan, visit for more information.

Use the links below to find out more about the environment of the Medlock Valley: 

Wish to report sightings of wildlife, please use the contacts page.