Sankey Valley Park

The St Helens Canal (or Sankey Canal) opened in 1757 and was the first canal in England. It ran for 15 miles from St Helens to Spike Island In Widnes, along the path of Sankey Brook. The canal was abandoned in the first half of the 20th century.

Video of a walk through Sankey Valley Park

Sankey Valley Park is a country park in Warrington. The linear park follows a section of the St Helens Canal and Sankey Brook. A tarmac footpath runs through the park and is popular with cyclists, runners, and dog walkers.

Railway bridge in Sankey Valley Park, Warrington
Railway bridge

There’s a few picnic tables here and there plus a few piece of play equipment in the central area. Wider sections of the park boast open lawns.

Wildfowl at Sankey Valley Park, Warrington

The park offers a habitat for wildfowl such as ducks and swans.

Bewsey Park is a an area at the centre of the park. It is largely woodland and runs from the Gulliver’s World Theme Park to Bewsey Old Hall. It was once home to barracks for RAF Burtonwood, once the largest airbase in the UK and home to thousands of American servicemen during World War II.

The Maltings Pub, Bewsey Park, Warrington
The Maltings Pub near Bewsey Park

The park offers several car parks. Options include the Bewsey Car Park and the Waterways Car Park.

Waterways Car Park at Sankey Valley Park in Warrington
Waterways Car Park

Bewsey Car Park is located at the Lilford Avenue (postcode WA5 0AW). The Waterways Car Park is located near Waterways (postcode WA5 0AW).

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near Sankey Valley Park include:

Nearby Cinemas

Cinemas near Sankey Valley Park include:

  • Odeon Warrington (0.9 miles) - 10-screen cinema at the Westbrook Centre, Warrington.

Nearby Shopping

Places to shop near Sankey Valley Park include:

Nearby Hotels

Hotels near Sankey Valley Park include:

  • Villaggio (0.4 miles)


Map showing location of Sankey Valley Park.

Map showing location of Sankey Valley Park


Sankey Valley Park

Address and postcode
Bewsey Car Park, Lilford Avenue
United Kingdom

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