Once part of the Cuerden Hall estate, this park covers around 650 acres of woodland, parkland, agricultural land and meadows. There is a lake and the River Lostock passes through it, on which fishing for coarse fish like carp, tench and bream is permitted. There are around 16 km (10 mi) of pathways for walking and cycling, and plenty of space for games and picnicking. For wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers, the varied habitats support a diverse range of species, including kingfishers, woodpeckers, dragon flies, great crested newts and roe deer. The park is managed by an independent local charity, which supports a range of educational events and entertainments.