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Jumbles Reservoir Country Park

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy a short stroll around Jumbles Reservoir in this pretty country park in Bolton. The park is set within the beautiful West Pennine Moors with a lovely waterside footpath around the reservoir. There are also good facilities with a visitor centre and cafe.
The park is located just a couple of miles north east of Bolton city centre, near to the Lancashire village of Chapeltown. If you have time you could continue your walk along the Witton Weavers Way to the nearby Wayoh Reservoir and Nature Reserve.
Just south of the reservoir there's also Ousel Nest Meadows to explore. There's some pleasant trails with river and countryside views here.

Postcode

BL2 4JS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Jumbles Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Jumbles Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a decent on site cafe where you can enjoy refreshments after your exercise. They sell a good range of meals and some tasty sweets and ice creams too. There's also several picnic spots if you'd prefer to bring your own food with you.
If you fancy a pub lunch then The King William Pub is located just west of the lake. They serve good quality pub food and can be found at postcode BL7 9AN for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The lakeside and woodland trails in the park are ideal for dog walking. It's a popular place for dog walkers so expect to bump into other owners on a fine day.
The King William Pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a short stroll from the reservoir you will find Turton Tower. This historical landmark dates back to the Middle Ages and includes pleasant grounds with woodland and pretty gardens.
For more walking ideas in the area see the West Pennine Moors Walks page.

Photos

Stone Cottages At North End Of Jumbles Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1141000

Stone Cottages At North End Of Jumbles Reservoir. These stone cottages are photographed from the East side of the the reservoir on the popular country walk around the park.

Jumbles dam and outflow - geograph.org.uk - 127029

Jumbles dam and outflow

Jumbles Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 653031

Jumbles Reservoir. Looking towards the sailing club on the Jumbles the lower of the 3 reservoirs feeding Bolton

Path beside the Jumbles reservoir dam. - geograph.org.uk - 127042

Path beside the reservoir dam.

Stone Cottages At North End Of Jumbles Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1141000

Stone Cottages At North End Of Jumbles Reservoir. These old stone cottages are photographed from the East side of the reservoir on the popular country walk around the lake.

Flooded Quarry - geograph.org.uk - 482096

This flooded quarry is now part of the site.

Bradshaw Brook - geograph.org.uk - 2363719

Bradshaw Brook. A view of this pretty brook which runs to the south of the lake. The river runs from TurtonMoor, feeding theTurton and Entwistle ReservoirandWayoh Reservoir(the latter also fed byBlackstone BrookandWhittlestone Head Brook). From there, the river traverses Turton Bottoms and passesChapeltownbefore feedingJumbles Reservoir(along withHazelhurst Brook). It then passesBromley CrossandBradshawon its way to meet theRiver TongeatLeverhulme Parkeast ofBolton.

Ousel Nest Meadows - geograph.org.uk - 2363674

Ousel Nest Meadows. A delightful area to the south of the lake. There's a network of paths taking you around woodland and wildflower meadows with fine views of the River Bradshaw Valley. The following is taken from an information board at the site. “Ousel is the old English word for the Blackbird, although it is possible that its cousin the Ring Ousel may have nested close to Bradshaw Brook in the past. Grazing or mowing has not taken place at the site for several years allowing young Oak and Birch trees to start regenerating. This has been helped along by the planting of 4000 young native broadleaves by Bolton Metro and local interest groups during the winter of 1996-7.”

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GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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