Places to Visit
Clough Head Farm Bed & Breakfast plus Self catering accommodation sits within the beautiful countryside of the West Pennine moors.
Clough Head Farm Bolton
The farm is a combined B&B or self catering option the farm and separate holiday accommodations are situated in the remote outer edges of Bolton’s finest countryside with free range chickens walking and pecking around the holiday area.
The accommodations are surrounded by breathtaking views of the hills and countryside.
Ray and Ethel still have the farm as a working farm with hundreds of sheep, some cattle and chickens.
- Car parking available
- Pets are accepted (check terms).
- Free Wi-Fi internet connection
- 4 Star Rated Accommodation
- 5 Star Food hygiene rating
- Bed and Breakfast
- Self catering
The renewed heating system now runs wood burning bio-mass boiler which is much greener for the planet!
Ray & Ethel Houghton
Clough Head Farm Bolton
Telephone: 01254 704758
Bank Top Brewery is an 11 barrel brewing plant which is situated on Ashworth Lane Bolton, they supply approximately 22,000 pints of beer per week using the tool and brewing methods’ that was implemented over 100 years ago.
Bank Top will give you a complete explanation of their brewing process and they will give you a chose of sampling of their award-winning beers below.
Their tours are available by arrangement only.
- Bank Top Brewery Make All These Great Beers:
- Flat Cap: Top banks Signature beer, which is a pale bitter with a citrus aroma and hoppy citrus finish 4.0% ABV.
- Barley to Beer: This beer is a blend of English malt and European hops resulting in a pale bitter with a citrus lemon and herbal finish 3.6% ABV.
- Gold Digger: This ale is golden coloured with a citrus aroma; white grapefruit and a touch of spiciness on your pallet leading to a fresh citrus finish 4.0% ABV.
- Sweeny’s: This is an amber bitter brewed with a highly rated German hop, it has a bold crisp flavour with a delicate spicy aroma 3.8% ABV.
- Dark Mild: This is a full bodied dark mild with malt and roast aroma it has a rich mouth-feel and a complex taste including roast malt and liquorish 4.0% ABV.
- Bad to the Bone: This is a rustic tan coloured beer made with soft fruits and floral qualities with delicate citrus notes 4.0% ABV.
- Pavilion Pale Ale: Its was created not long after moving in to the tennis club pavilion, this pale ale has a big fruity flavour with a peppery hopiness and a dry bitter yet fruity finish 4.5 ABV.
- Old Slapper: A blond bitter which has initial fruitiness complemented by a pronounced happiness in its finish “Get your hands on one!” 4.2% ABV.
- Blonde: This is a extremely pale ale made with New Zealand hops resulting in a pleasant woody flavour and fruity aroma 5.0 ABV.
- Port O’Call: This is dark and mysterious easy drinking pale ale and has masses of character. Vintage ruby port has been added to the cask to provide an unusual depth of flavour. This is one for the connoisseur 5.0% ABV.
- Santas Claws: This seasonal beer is a rich and fruity copper coloured beer with a hoppy finish 5.0 ABV.
- Leprechaun Stout: This is Top Bank brewery’s tribute to an Irish tradition, which is drinking! This drink is a pitch black stout with hints of blackcurrant and spicy fruit 6.0 ABV.
Phone 01204 59580
The Hive is a local food-growing project based in Animal World on Moss Bank Park in Bolton. Whatever your age or ability, we can provide you with inspiration and training for growing your own food at home and enjoying nature while you do!
The Hive offers a unique learning experience inspiring pupils of all ages and abilities to explore and actively learn about growing food, wildlife and the environment.
We offer a range of programmes, some of which have been devloped specifically for the brand new 2014/15 curriculum.
Key programmes include:
Taste the Wild
An interactive and enjoyable session where students get to make healthy bread, pizza, soup or curry. A perfect fit for the new Design & Technology curriculum – what better way to learn about seasonality and where food comes from than to pick the herbs for the top of your pizza`, or by pulling up potatoes for your soup!
Our Miniature World
This session focuses around investigating the minibeasts that are friends and foes to the gardens of The Hive.; from the colourful ladybirds which eat our greenflies to the slimy slugs which make our lettuces disappear! A perfect session for KS1 students.
Plants – growing green!
The role and parts of a plant continues to be one of the most tricky subjects of science – especially when trying to deliver it in the classroom! This session uses interactive games and dissection of a plant to help students grasp this complex subject in an interactive, fun and effective way.
For more information on the education programmes at The Hive please contact James Hall on 01204 663754 or email@example.com.
You can view/download our education programme leaflet by clicking here.
Nature Tots: Join us for an adventurous bug hunt or get creative with nature art! A range of themes to help you and your little ones enjoy the outdoors!
10.00am – 11.15am: 15 months to 3 years
11.30am – 12.45pm: 3 to 5 years
There is a cost of £4 per sessions which includes refreshments for both children and parents.
Please contact Charlie Barlow on 01204 663 754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Block bookings are available with an offer of 1 free session for every 10 block booking made
The Achieve Programme
Are you aged 18+? With our formal training programme we want to pass on skills that you can utilise within your own community, and inspire you to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
We have a range of training promgrammes available including plant propagation and outdoor cookery course.
For information on any of the above programmes, please contact James Hall on 01204 663754 or click here to email.
Join us every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to meet new people and learn new skills. We have a range of sessions and activities including willow weaving, green wood working and helping develop The Hive’s new dinosaur zone for children.
Contact Charlotte Yates on 01204 663 754
FREE Fun for the kids.
The Hive, Moss Bank Park
Off Moss Bank Way
Telephone: 01204 663754
FREE – But Donations are welcome
Age range: 5 – 12
Booking required: No
A majority of the car-parks that are in Bolton town centre are run by NPC ltd which is useful because they have free parking offer for Saturdays, Sundays and even Bank holidays, this offer is available at the locations below until May 2015.
- Topp Way (BL1 2DJ)
- Deane Road (BL3 5DX)
- Octagon (BL1 1TN)
Further details including prices and operating hours can be found on the NCP website.
Fred Dibnah was born in Bolton in Lancashire on April 28th 1938 and sadly died of cancer at the young age of 66 on the 6th November 2004.
Fred’s big brake was when he was filmed by the BBC whilst repairing parts of the Bolton Town Hall in 1978.
Dibnah was given the chance of a documentary showing the steeplejack risking his life working on chimneys around the country whist talking about the history of steam which was his hobby he loved.
Fred and his wife later moved into a Victorian gatehouse on the Earl of Bradford’s estate, which is now the Heritage Centre.[Fred spent years restoring the listed property to its former glory, he also managed to get planning permission to build an extension to the building using bricks and stone from similar buildings and churches.
Due to the decline in the steeplejack business, Fred spent more and more time doing television vision series on steam and the industrial history of Britain.
To find out more on the history of Fred Dibnah visit the Heritage Centre here in Bolton.
121 Radcliffe Road
07801 255486 / 01204 396862
Hall i’ th’ Wood Museum History
In the early part of the 16th century Hall i’ th’ Wood Hall was built, it was built as a wooden frame, half timbered building.
In the middle part of the 17th century the hall was given a Jacobean extension made from stone.
Whilst living in this building Samuel Crompton invented his famous spinning wheel which helped revolutionize the United Kingdom’s textile industry.
Up-to the late 19th century Hall i’ th’ Wood Hall was fairly well inhabited, but soon after this the hall fell into a state of disrepair.
Lord Leverhulme thankfully saved the hall giving it needed repairs and updating.
In 1902 the hall became a museum and the building and its surrounding grounds was presented to the people of Bolton in memory of the inventor of the spinning mule Samuel Crompton.
What You Can See Visiting Today
For anyone visiting this grade 1 listed historic building can enjoy furniture, artifacts and other similar objects dated from the 17th and 18th century, people are able to learn about Stuart and Tudor life, and the great work of Samuel Crompton.
Throughout the year a number of events will take place and these events should cater for people of all ages and interest.
- FREE to get in
- Tuesday 10am – 3pm
- Saturday 12pm – 4pm
Off Crompton Way
01204 332370 / 332211