GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Smithills Country Park

2 miles (3.5 km)

Enjoy 2000 acres of cycling and walking trails in this large country park in Bolton. The parkland surrounds the Grade 1-listed Smithills Hall with a history dating back to the 14th century. Smithills includes lakes, woodland, farmland and moorland with superb views of the West Pennine Moors.
If you head south west of the park you could extend your walking in Moss Bank Park and the Doffcocker Lodge Nature Reserve. There's some nice woodland trails and a pretty lake to explore here. The Bolton Walk explores the lovely Queen's Park in the town centre, near to the train station.

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the west of Bolton there's a nice circular trail to be found around High Rid Reservoir. The small lake is a good place for spotting wildfowl.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Greater Manchester Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Former stables, Smithills Hall

Part of the former stables of Smithills Hall, showing the coachman's house

Bridge at Smithills Hall - - 116124

Bridge at Smithills Hall. Smithills Coaching house can be seen through the trees. It is now a restaurant but used to be the coach house for the Hall. This is one end of the Raveden Brook nature trail - a lot of clearing up , pruning of bushes and path-laying is being done.

Smithills Hall 1

Smithills Hall 1

Raveden Brook nature trail, Smithills Hall - - 116126

Raveden Brook nature trail


GPS Files

GPX File

Smithhills Country Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Smithhills Country Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)