Sankey Valley Park
Enjoy a super, waterside cycle or walk in this country park in Warrington. The valley follows the course of Sankey Brook and the now disused Sankey Canal. The park also contains children's play areas, a maze and a lawned area for families. There is also a meadow, mature woodland and a wetland nature reserve with a variety of birdlife.
The path along the Sankey Canal continues all the way to St Helens so you could continue your outing for several more miles if you have time. The Trans Pennine Trail also runs past the park so there is another option here.
Our circular walk around Warrington takes you along the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, with a visit to the pretty Paddington Meadows Nature Reserve. The riverside reserve is located close to Sankey Valley Park and includes meadows, grazing cattle and a wildflower meadow.
PostcodeWA5 0AW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Sankey Valley Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Sankey Valley Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Sankey Valley Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Sankey Valley Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Maltings pub is located right next to the park and a good choice for some post walk refreshments. They do a good range of meals and snacks in a friendly atmosphere. You can find the pub at Bewsey Farm Cl, Old Hall with a postcode of WA5 9PB for your sat navs.
The park is a popular place for dog walkers so you're bound to see other owners and their pets on your visit. The Maltings pub mentioned above is also very dog friendly. They will provide water, treats and they even has a doggy menu!
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west there's Sutton Manor Park to explore. The popular park includes the iconic Dream Sculpture which is a local highlight and well worth seeing. There's also a great viewpoint and the adjacent Clock Face Country Park to visit here.