Centred around three lakes, and just a mile or so from Bolton town centre, Moses Gate Country Park promises an uplifting taste of serenity and nature – and an adrenaline-fuelled play area!
Gather the family and head out on one of the many miles of scenic walks this immense country park has to offer, or bring the bikes and follow a cycle route. Nature lovers can spend time watching the wildlife at the main and largest lake. There’s also a lake where fishing is not just permitted but actively encouraged - and another that’s dedicated to canoeing.
The Rock Hall Visitor Centre
Rock Hall Visitor Centre is located within the grounds – you’re welcome to pop in to find out more about the local countryside, view the latest exhibitions, and find out about events. The Bird Hide is located right next door so keep quiet! - because keen twitchers will be trying to spot wild birds of many a variety.
And do let the kids off the leash in the well-equipped Play Area. It’s one of the biggest in the region, featuring equipment including the ‘Cone Climber’ and ‘Galaxy Supernova’! Once they’ve sampled these delights it’s surely time for some quiet time – luckily there’s lawn after lawn upon which to have a quiet picnic.
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How to get here
Nearest train station: Moses Gate
Distance from train station: 0.4 miles, 8 min walk
Hall Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 7QS
What to know before you go
Open dusk ‘til dawn
Dog friendly but dogs must be kept under control at all times
Disabled access, toilets, food stalls on some weekends