Jumbles Country Park is a country park in the Bradshaw Valley, around four miles north of Bolton town centre.
It opened in 1971 following the construction of Jumbles Reservoir and is owned and managed by United Utilities.
The path around the reservoir is a popular walking trail. There’s no playground here but there is a toilets, and car park. There’s also a café and information centre overlooking the water.
The reservoir is fed by Bradshaw Brook, which also feeds both the Turton and Entwistle Reservoir and the Wayoh Reservoir to the north.
Ousel Nest Meadows lie to the south of the reservoir. The area takes its name from the old English word for a blackbird. The woodland here is home to birds such as the jay, sparrowhawk, grey heron, and kestrel. Foxes and roe deer can also be seen here.
Jumbles Country Park is situated between Chapeltown and Bromley Cross. The main car park is just off Bradshaw Road. The official postcode is BL2 4JS, although on some sat nav systems BL2 4JP works better. When driving from Bolton look for the brown tourist sign or the sign for the Park Fold Farm bed and breakfast, camping, and caravan site.
The car park is pay-and-display. However, at the time of our visit the machine was broken and parking was free.
Bromley Cross Train Station is around ¼ mile from the southern end of the park. There are regular services to here from Clitheroe, Blackburn, Darwen, Bolton, and Manchester Victoria.
Turton Tower, a 16th century manor house, lies just to the northwest of the park.
Reviews and Additional Information
Does this park have electric wheelchairs for hire and disabled access?
Went on a bike ride around the reservoir, really enjoyed it, but when we put the bikes in the car I took the front wheel off my bike and left it on the car park, on return it had gone, please let me know on here if anybody has information on it. Thanks
Just had a lovely walk around Jumbles reservoir with a ramblers group. First visit for me and will definitely be back with the family. Cafe staff were helpful and polite and a mug of tea was greatly enjoyed! As was the black cherry ice cream!
The cafe and information centre has been closed for some weeks now. Does anyone know if it has closed for good? Bad news for people like me who need to sit and rest after the walk.
The cafe was open this afternoon, at 3 pm Saturday 19th September 2020
Was a scene from Cold Feet filmed at Jumbles Country Park?
The postcode of Jumbles country park should be BL2 4JP not 4JS.
Beautiful place for a nice walk. Unfortunately the staff at the cafè ruined the experience, they were rude and they use the disabled parking spaces for themselves.
Himalayan balsam is fun but soon you will have nothing else growing under the trees! It is a menace treated as such in the Lake District National Park. I have been home for 5 hours and had a bath but I still smell the plant on my hands.
Himalayan Balsam is a very successful plant, which we will NEVER eradicate.Just get
used to it, accept it as part of the environment.Above all,in your case, don’t TOUCH