Jumbles Country Park

Jumbles Country Park was opened in 1971 by Queen Elizabeth II. Situated north of Bolton and easily accessible via public transport, and a car park on site, it is an ideal location to spend some time outdoors with the family.

Jumbles is a circular walk around the reservoir. The route is relatively easy and flat, with a few short climbs. Pushchairs and wheelchairs are suitable for around the reservoir itself.

Activities and site information

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Dam at Jumbles

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Bird watching

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Walking routes

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If you are a reservoir geek like us, you can get a little behind the scenes of what goes on at the dam.

Nature and wildlife lovers may be lucky enough to spot Woodpeckers and Kingfishers.

Jumbles Country Park café located next to the car park. Open 10:30 – 16:15.

Jumbles is a circular walk around the reservoir. Pushchairs and wheelchairs are suitable.

Contact Darwen Loyal Angling Club for access.

Sailing membership and lessons available through Jumbles Sailing Club.


For more information on reservoir safety, rules and guidance, click the buttons below.

Reservoir safety

Rules and reservoir guidance

If you have any general enquiries, please speak to our friendly team on 0345 672 3723.

You may also want to read about:

Blue-green algae

Giant hogweed

Recreation permits

Jumbles Country Park map