Set on the West Pennine Moors between Bolton and Chorley, Lever Park was once owned by Lord Leverhulme, the Bolton-based entrepreneur who founded Lever Brothers (now Uniliver). In 1902 he donated it to the public who have since enjoyed its terraced gardens, woods, trails and replica of Liverpool Castle.
The Great House Barn is open throughout the year offers guides to the park, a café, picnic area and toilets while Rivington Hall Barn hosts dances, exhibitions and is a popular meeting spot for local motorcyclists.
The tower at Rivington Pike stands on the moors above the park and can be seen from miles around. Originally the site of a warning beacon, it now attracts thousands of walkers on Good Friday.
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