Jumbles Country Park

COVID 19 update

Our recreation site, car parks and toilets will remain open.

Please follow Government guidelines and observe social distancing where necessary, to ensure the safety of yourself, other visitors and our staff.

Please follow the countryside code and make sure your visit is safe and responsible.

jumblesJumbles Country Park was opened in 1971 by Queen Elizabeth II. Situated north of Bolton and easily accessible via public transport, it is an ideal location to spend some time outdoors with the family. Wildlife lovers might be lucky enough to spot Woodpecker and Kingfisher, and there are plenty of trees and plants along the way to practise species identification skills.

The Jumbles Country Park café offers refreshments with a scenic view, or a pleasant place for a spot of lunch.

Sailing and fishing are available for those wishing to take to the water, or there is a gentle circular path, suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, around the reservoir itself.

Location   Opening Hours   Parking   Public Transport

Bradshaw Road,
BL2 4JS.

Tel: 01204 856 999.

  10:30am – 4:30pm every day.  

Waterfold car park, Bradshaw Road, Bolton, BL2 4JS (10:30am – 4:30pm every day)

Entwistle Reservoir Car Park, Batridge Road, Bolton, BL7 0LU. 

  273 bus route runs from Bolton to Jumbles Country Park. Within walking distance of Bromley Cross train station. Entwistle train station is within walking distance of Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs.
Walking   Cycling   Cafe   Picnic Area
There is a three and half mile circular route around the reservoir, suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. The route starts and ends at the car park. There are alternative routes to extend the walk, which are waymarked.  Maps of the routes are available for purchase in the café.   Paths suitable for cyclists.   Jumbles Country Park café located in the car park. Open 10:30am – 4:15pm everyday.     Yes, located by the cafe.
Birdwatching   Fishing   Sailing   Other Activities
A variety of birds can be seen at Jumbles, such as Heron, Dippers and even the elusive Kingfisher. Woodpeckers can be heard in the woodland and birds of prey such as Sparrowhawks hunt overhead.   Contact Darwen Loyal Angling Club for access.    Sailing membership and lessons available through Jumbles Sailing Club    


We want to share our beautiful sites with you, and we ask you enjoy them in a manner that allows others to enjoy them after you, this includes:

  • Following the Countryside Code - Respect, Protect and Enjoy.
  • Taking your litter home, or using the available bins.
  • Keeping dogs under control for the safety of livestock and others.
  • Respecting farmers at work on the land by leaving gates as you find them.
  • Sticking to paths when walking, running or cycling. This helps us protect the sensitive ecosystems that form the habitats on our sites.
  • Please help guard against wildfires by not bringing BBQ’s and taking care with disguarded cigarettes.

  • You may also want to read about:

    Reservoir safety

    Blue-green algae

    Giant hogweed

    Recreation permits