One of the best things about being british (aside from all the tea we drink) is the abundance of countryside we are surrounded by. Even in the densest cities we are able to find at least one place where we can be fully immersed in the beauty of nature.
This week (12 - 21 July 2019) is Love Parks Week and we’ve handpicked a few of our local parks that you should definitely visit.
Haworth Park surrounds the fabulous Haworth Art Gallery, the premier visitor attraction in the Borough, with its superb collection of tiffany glass. It has a refurbished stable block now designed as artist studios, beautiful mature woodland, a rose garden and an Accrington Pals Memorial.
Witton Country Park covers 480 acres of countryside and is liberally peppered with pretty picnic spots, walks, nature trails, a new play area and a visitor centre providing an ideal day out for all the family. Race for Life takes place every year and the park even has its own free festival ‘Restricted Rocks Tribute Festival’. It has a cafe and you’re free to bring your dogs along for a walk in the great outdoors.
Situated in the Ribble Valley, Brungerley Park is great for taking a stroll through the Lancashire countryside. Running through the park is the Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail which has over 20 sculptures from artists all across the country who have worked with the local community. The park is great for dogs, has a good sized car park and links well with walks to Clitheroe and Waddington. It also sits comfortably next to the Quarry Mill Nature Reserve which is managed by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.