This beautiful park enjoys a gorgeous setting in the market town of Ramsbottom. It is overlooked by the Peel Tower and sandwiched between the East Lancashire Railway’s Ramsbottom Train Station and the River Irwell. It is well worth a visit, even if you are not from the immediate area.
My daughter loved the playground here. At the time of our visit the equipment included two zip line rides, a climbing frame, and swings. A few pieces appeared to be in the process of being replaced but overall everything was in good working order. The toilets were open, and were clean and well-maintained.
The park boasts good health and fitness facilities. There’s an outdoor gym with some stainless steel exercise machines (walkers etc.), two tennis courts (free), and bowling greens. A track runs around the perimeter of the park and is popular with dog walkers, joggers, and walkers.
If you are travelling to Nuttall Park by car, it is best accessed from Nuttall Hall Road. We don’t believe the park has its own postcode but if you are using a satellite navigation system to find it, the postcode BL0 0AS will get you there. The park is located at the bottom of the road. There’s a fairly large car park near the playground entrance and parking is free.
Nuttall Park likes on the Irwell Sculpture Trail. A well-marked trail runs along the eastern side of the park, essentially following the path of the River Irwell. We walked south and visited the beautiful village of Summerseat, Burrs Country Park, and Bury.