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Park Bridge Heritage Centre

Park Bridge

Green Flag Award LogoFor nearly 200 years, Park Bridge Ironworks was a thriving family business. Hundreds of people were employed here and its iron and steel were exported around the world. Nestling in the beautiful countryside of the Medlock Valley, here you can discover the fascinating past of this once busy ironworks.

Set in the old stables, Park Bridge Heritage Centre tells the story of this early industrial settlement up to the present day and the wealth of wildlife that has taken over since its demise.

You can read reminiscences from many of the old workers and villagers about life in Park Bridge. Old photographs are frequently being added.

From bird box building to environmental art, craft days and guided walks... a programme of countryside events runs throughout the year.

Park Bridge Management Plan 3.82 MB PDF File gives more information about the site as well as plans for the continued management by the Countryside Service.

Photograph of Park Bridge Heritage CentrePark Bridge is the ideal place to spend an afternoon.

  • The Information room has leaflets on local walks.
  • There are several trails around Park Bridge taking in the extensive history and geology of the area.
  • You can have a picnic at the landscaped ruins nearby, or you could join in on one of the events we run throughout the year.
  • There are toilets (including for people with a disability) and ample car parking.
  • Park Bridge is also an excellent starting point for walks to Daisy Nook, Hartshead Pike, Knott Hill and beyond.

You can visit the area all year round for free. 

Heritage Centre Opening Times

  • The information room and toilets are open every day 9am - 4pm (3pm Fridays)
  • The Heritage Centre is open by appointment only.

 

For more information about Park Bridge and the Heritage Centre opening times and other countryside areas contact:

Postal Address Park Bridge Heritage Centre, The Stables, Park Bridge, Ashton under Lyne Tameside, OL6 8AQ. Or Telephone Number 0161 330 9613

Or for more information visit the Countryside website.

Page last updated: 10 July 2013