Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Drinkwater Park offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Drinkwater Park, Rainsough Brow, Prestwich
Sat Nav Postcode: M25 9XW
By Car

The park can be accessed by a small car park off Rainsough Brow, Prestwich. 

OS Grid Ref
SD801028

53.516163422543, -2.2938713575625

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Drinkwater Park. 

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4340

Drinkwater is a great mixed woodland, popular with the local community for its wide network of paths

Situated in Greater Manchester, Drinkwater Park is home to a diverse mix of native woodland, open meadows and borders the River Irwell. It is connected by a superb network of paths making it the perfect location for a leisurely stroll, blood-pumping run or if you just want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Formerly home to Irwell House, a Georgian mansion that was later turned into an isolation hospital, the park is full of a rich history. Keep your eyes peeled for part of the mansions foundations that can still be seen today! 

The National Cycle Network 6 and the Irwell Sculpture Trail also run through the site.

At a glance

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Sculpture trail 
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding 
  • Dogs welcome 
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