Orrell Water Park
This park in the Orrell area of Greater Manchester includes two pretty reservoirs surrounded by attractive woodland and a buttercup meadow. There's nice easy footpaths to follow around the water with lots of wildlife to look out for on the way.
To extend the walk head south towards Longshaw to climb Billinge Hill. The hill is the highest point on Merseyside and only about a mile or so from the park. From the summit there's great views towards Great Orme in Wales, Blackpool tower, Greater Manchester, Winter Hill and the Derbyshire Peak District.
You could also pick up the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and enjoy an easy towpath stroll on our Wigan Canal Walk. Here you can explore the lovely Wigan Flashes Nature Reserve where there's an abundance of water loving wildlife to see. The park is located only a few miles west of Wigan and the canal.
PostcodeWN5 7AT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Orrell Water Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Orrell Water Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Orrell Water Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Orrell Water Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Rainford Walk starts from the village to the west of the park. It climbs to the nearby Billinge Hill before heading to the Water Park. There's a nice pub there for post walk refreshment as well.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Merseyside Walks page.