The park is a vast area covered by 3 lodges (A fishing lodge, a wildlife lodge and what was at one time a boating / model boat lodge, although I am not sure if you can canoe or go on any more with dinghies as not seen anyone for years do this)
There is the walk down the side of The River Croal and up to what is known as the Top Cut (top Canal now run by the Bolton Anglers Association) and Bottom Cut (which at one time used to be joined by locks that are no longer there)...this will lead you through to Ringley if you follow the canals.
Rock Hall visitor center is the main house down at the far end of the parking area, which is free parking and ample space and had lots of activities for walkers/children (ie pond dipping, learning about nature etc)..
On a sunny day a lot of people head out with their children as the park has introduced a play area (personally think this has spoilt the place where it has been located but you need to attract people).
Besides the main lodges with the usual Swans and Ducks I have seen Herons and even fish trying to make their way up the weir on the croal....
Like any outside nature place it can be spoilt by people leaving rubbish or by groups of idiots who are not respectful of others.
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