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Cuerden Valley Park Trust and Homes England have this week carried out work on the road bridge in Factory Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, which leads to Cheeky Monkeys play centre and Cuerden Valley Park. The work comes after a series of investigations by consulting engineers to examine the condition and structural integrity of the bridge, demonstrated that...

Work will be taking place to thin out the oak trees along the path between Town Brow and Covert Pond.  Commencing this week, the work will continue for a period of around six weeks.  Some of the oak trees being removed are diseased.  Others will be felled because the trees are over-crowded and thinning out...

There are specialist tree surgeons  in the Park working on the embankments of the lake.  The lake is actually a reservoir, created by Thomas Townley-Parker to provide water for Cuerden Hall in the 1880’s.  Some of the trees are being pollarded and rhododendron is being removed.   These measures will help to protect the stone  structure...

In December, the stretch of the River Lostock flowing through the Park was given a Christmas present by the Environment Agency.  They released 4,500 fish, a mix of Roach, Dace and Chub, to help boost fish populations in the river.  This action helps to replace the 100’s of fish that were lost following a pollution incident...

There is a new activity in the Park to add a bit of fun to your family walks.  Two orienteering trails (Orange and Blue) have been installed for visitors of all ages to enjoy.  Follow the trail, collect the letters as you wander along (don’t forget to bring a pencil), then unscramble the letters to...

On Saturday Morning, more than 100 people put their best feet forward on a ramble for BBC’s Children in Need.  The five-kilometre walk was held in Cuerden Valley Park to raise funds for the BBC’s charity and those taking part donated £3. People of all ages were surprised and delighted to find that a special guest...

Two Water Safety boards have been installed in Cuerden Valley Park. The boards include key life-saving advice and equipment. The boards are made especially for their positions at the side of the reservoir (lake) and contain a unique location code so that emergency services can locate an incident as quickly as possible. They also contain...

Cuerden Valley Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. Cuerden joins several other green spaces awarded recognition in the north west. The park is among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark...