The Red Lion | Explore and discover local attractions in Hawkshaw, Bury


Great Outdoors

Embrace the great outdoors with the popular walking/cycling routes nearby to the pub. Enjoy a day trip out to Jumbles Country Park and Reservoir, an ideal destination for those looking for a peaceful stroll in stunning surroundings. You can also walk the popular Tottington trails in the surrounding area - routes can be found on the links below:

Bury Market

We’re just a short drive away from the famous, multi-award winning Bury Market. With stalls selling fresh fruits, groceries and more, it’s the biggest in the North-West. Famous for its black pudding stalls, there’s a wide variety of fresh food on offer and is well worth a visit (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday).

The East Lancashire Railway

With a storied history stretching back to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the East Lancashire Railway is the steam powered heart of the Irwell Valley, pumping goods and people around the region for nearly 200 years!The line runs for 12 miles through scenic Lancastrian Landscapes, from beautiful rural panoramas and postcard pretty villages to bustling Victorian towns and cotton mill dotted horizons. Each station offers something unique, from historical Heywood to relaxing Rawtenstall, scenic Summerseat and bustling Bury. Local attractions include real ale bars, quaint tea rooms, quirky boutiques, markets, restaurants, cafés and more!Take a walk on the “mild side” on a professionally guided Rail Ale Trail or experience the enchantment of fine dining aboard a heritage steam train. The railway also hosts an annual programme of events to suit any age and interest. Put on your dancing shoes and sashay along to the popular 1940s Weekend or make magical memories on board the award-winning Santa Specials. Every stop is a start!.
East Lancashire Railway hold many events throughout the year from the magical Harry Potter and Hogwarts themed Wizard Academy to the really useful Day Out With Thomas. ​​​​​

Burrs Country Park

​Visit Burrs Country Park, the park forms part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail, with three sculptures for art-lovers to admire - Waterwheel by David Kemp, Stone Cycle by Julie Edwards and Picnic Area by David Fryer. For the more adventurous, Burrs Activity Centre offers all sorts of outdoor pursuits, from canoeing and kayaking to abseiling and archery.

Jumbles Country Park

Jumbles Country Park is located in the Bradshaw Valley, around four miles north of Bolton Town Centre. It opened in 1971 following the construction of Jumbles Reservoir, with the path around the reservoir becoming a popular walking trail. Jumbles Country Park boasts a beautiful parkland, reservoir and picturesque walks through a network of footpaths radiating up the valley and across adjacent hills. The Tea Garden Café provides food and light refreshments and visitors can enjoy exhibitions and events held all year round.

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Saturday: 11.30am - 11pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 10.30pm

Food Serving Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 11.30am - 9pm
  • Saturday: 11.30am - 9.30pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 8.30pm
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