Peel Hall Park was opened in 1986 and was one of a number of parks created throughout Warrington by the New Town Development Corporation
Information provided by Warrington Borough Council
Additional information, photos and captions Copyright © Gordon I Gandy
Access to the park can be gained through gates off Blackbrook Avenue/Grasmere Avenue in Orford. Woodland Paths, meadows, several ponds and a multisport area provide a variety of habitats for wildlife and interest for all the family. Horse riders are welcome to ride in Peel Hall Park, keeping to sign-posted wood-chip paths. Access to the bridleway is off Radley Lane. Peel Hall Park is linked by footpaths and open spaces to the parks of Cinnamon Brow and by public footpath to the wider countryside around Winwick and Croft.
The Woodland Trust has created Radley Plantation in the north west of the park.
Please note this park is not the area called Peel Hall designated for housebuilding in the next few years.
Jays, woodpeckers and treecreepers can be spotted in the oak woodland. Kestrels hover over the grassland hunting for voles and mice throughout the year. Frogs and toads breed in the the ponds in the springtime. Sloes, hazelnuts and berries are plentiful in the autumn.
Peel Hall Park and Radley Common forms part of the Mersey Forest, the largest of the twelve community forests in England.
Radley Common is another green space to the north of Grasmere Avenue in Orford.
It also features an area called Radley Plantation, a place to get to close to nature and enjoy the outdoors which is managed by the Woodland Trust.
The main car park at Peel Hall is situated close to the junction of Blackbrook Avenue and Capesthorne Road. From Blackbrook Avenue turn into Capesthorne Road and then next right into Greenwood Crescent. Turn right again into Grasmere Avenue and right once more into Foxfield Close. The car park is over a small bridge at the end of the Close.
See Warrington Borough Council’s website for latest information on the green spaces around the town.
Check with Warrington’s Own Buses for up-to-date information on bus timetables.
Enfield Park is located within the residential development of Cinnamon Brow. The main features of the park include a children’s play area, a kickabout pitch and a pond. The footpath through the park is an attractive tree-lined walk. Bushy areas provide a habitat for many species of birds and mammals, such as bullfinches and hedgehogs.
The park is off Enfield Park Road in Cinnamon Brow.
Parkfields Park has been designed to catch the imagination by the inclusion of standing stones, stone circles, longbarrows and a turf maze. Standing stones have long fascinated people because of their association with ancient tribes. Longbarrows were built as graves by our bronze age ancestors.
The park is located behind the Farmers Arms pub on Fearnhead Lane.