Seven Acres Country Park, Bolton

Seven Acres Country Park is a country park and Local Nature Reserve in Bolton, Greater Manchester.[1][2][3] It lies between the areas of Tonge and Breightmet, and is dissected by Bradshaw Brook.[4] Seven Acres Country Park is more than 300 years old, and is depicted on maps dating back to at least 1764.[1]

Seven Acres Country Park
Seven Acres Country Park, Bolton is located in Greater Manchester
Seven Acres Country Park, Bolton
TypeLocal Nature Reserve
LocationBolton, Greater Manchester, England
Coordinates53°35′09″N 2°23′58″W / 53.5859°N 2.3994°W / 53.5859; -2.3994Coordinates: 53°35′09″N 2°23′58″W / 53.5859°N 2.3994°W / 53.5859; -2.3994
StatusOpen all year

HistoryEdit

Today, Seven Acres Country Park encompasses more acreage than the nineteenth century-dubbed-name implies. Former folds such as Ellis Fold, along with its surrounding enclosed fields, are now incorporated into the Country Park making the entire area more than fifteen acres.

HabitatEdit

Seven Acres Country Park is made up of ten kinds of habitat, including heathland, acid grassland, open water and broad-leaved woodland.[5] Seven Acres Country Park is home to many kinds of wildlife. There are over 70 kinds of bird, including kingfisher, dipper, sparrowhawk, kestrel, song thrush, bullfinch, grey heron and blackcap.[5] There are at least 18 kinds of butterfly, including painted lady, red admiral, holly blue, brimstone, speckled wood, small copper and wall brown.[5] There are at least ten types of dragonfly, including broad bodied chaser, banded demoiselle, brown hawker and migrant hawker.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "History of Seven Acres". Retrieved 3 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Seven Acres". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England.
  3. ^ "Map of Seven Acres". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England.
  4. ^ "Map of Seven Acres". Retrieved 3 February 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d "Lancashire Wildlife Trust". Archived from the original on January 5, 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2010.