Orrell Water Park

Orrell Water Park is a picturesque nature reserve and coarse fishery in Orrell, Wigan.

Video tour of Orrell Water Park
Orrell Water Park
Orrell Water Park

The main area consists of two former reservoirs, surrounded by woodland. Paths, suitable for prams, run round around the water.

The park is home to Madisons Lakes Angling Club. Both lakes are stocked with carp. Day fishing tickets can be purchased from the cafe.

There’s a small playground near the cafe.

Playground at Orrell Water Park
Playground

Greenslate Water Meadows is an area to the south of the reservoirs. In the 1980s ponds were dug here and the area planted with native tree species.

Bird hide at Greenslate Water Meadows
Bird hide at Greenslate Water Meadows

Today Greenslate Water Meadows offers a mix of open water, wet woodland, and planted trees and scrubs. The wetland area offers a haven for dragonflies and damselflies, amphibians, butterflies, and birds. There’s a hide here for viewing birdlife.

Wooden footbridge at Greenslate Water Meadows, Orrell Water Park
Wooden footbridge at Greenslate Water Meadows

Orrell Water Park is located in Orrell, approximately 3 miles west of Wigan town centre. The main entrance is situated on Lodge Road (postcode WN5 7AT). There’s a car park here. Parking is free of charge.

Orrell Train Station is just a few hundred yards away.

Nearby Hotels

Hotels near Orrell Water Park include:

  • The Mount by Greene King Inns (0.9 miles)

Nearby Train Stations

Train stations near Orrell Water Park include:

Map

Map showing location of Orrell Water Park.

Map showing location of Orrell Water Park

Details

Orrell Water Park

Address and postcode
Lodge Road
Orrell, Wigan
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
WN5 7AT

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