Jumbles Country Park

Jumbles Country Park lies within the Bradshaw Valley to the north of Bolton, good access is available on the east side of the reservoir from the A676 to Waterfold car park, where the information centre and café are located.

The valley and the surrounding area echo a long and interesting history of industrial activity based on textiles, a factor which has been fundemental in the development of the area for water catchment and storage. The country park was opened in 1971 following the construction of Jumbles reservoir, and has been popular with visitors and the local community ever since.

Jumbles information centre is open throughout the year, offering visitors a permanent exhibition on the local and natural history of the area, ideas for other places to visit in the West Pennine Moors and an insight into the water business. Refreshments are also available.

Site facilities include: 

  • Toilets
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs allowed
  • Car parking
  • Toilets
  • Restaurant/ takeaway food
  • Disabled toilet and baby change facilities available - RADAR key
  • Some paths suitable for assisted wheelchair users.

Please stay safe - stay out of the reservoir

It's very dangerous and extremely cold. Even the strongest swimmer can drown. Find out more...

Opening times

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