Reddish Vale Country Park runs for 398 acres along the River Tame. Part of it is designated a Local Nature Reserve, protecting a diversity of birdlife which includes sand martins and kingfishers nesting in the river banks; and wildfowl on the millponds and in wetlands.
There is also a butterfly conservation field and a dipping pond. Angling permitted by permit from Stockport & District Anglers Federation, but with strict rules in place to protect wildlife. As well as a waterside path that follows the River Tame, there is an extensive network of walks, cycle paths and bridleways amid the woodland and grassland within the park. Sections of the Trans-Pennine Trail and Midshires Way, long distance paths, also run through the park.