Moses Gate Country Park

Hall Lane, Farnworth
United Kingdom

General description

The park runs from the A6053 to Nob End along the banks of the River Croal. At Nob End, the Croal joins the River Irwell which then continues for a few kilometres into the Clifton Country Park. The name Moses Gate comes from the joining of two words, one a corruption of the word mosses meaning peaty or marshy lands, and gate is from the Old English gata meaning a way across, so we have the way though the mosses (also as in Kearsley Moss, Clifton Moss, Linnyshaw Moss, etc.).[1][2] The alternate name of Crompton Lodges comes from the fact that the lakes were mill ponds or lodges supplying water to the adjacent Cromptons Paper Mills. The park lies on the Kingfisher Way[3] which runs for 11 km (7 miles) from Clifton Country Park to Jumbles Reservoir, north of Bolton. There are three lodges at Moses Gate, one is reserved for fishing, one for water sports such as canoeing and the third is kept as a nature reserve for migratory birds and other wildlife.
To the east of the lodges, is one of the few sections of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal that is still in water. The land between is reclaimed from old mine workings, one of which was Farnworth Bridge Collieries. The weir was constructed in the River Croal to provide a plentiful water supply for Cromptons Paper Mill. There is one main building in the park, Rock Hall, which is the visitor centre and the headquarters of the park's Rangers.

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Type(s): Activities, Adults, Children, Family, Park

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