After the indulgence of the festive period, Boxing Day is the perfect time to get outside and get some fresh air.

We've put together a list of the best walks in Bolton where you can go for a stroll with friends and family. 

Put on your hat, gloves and scarf and head outside on these beautiful walks in your local area. 

These are the best walks for Boxing Day in Bolton. 

Towers and Turrets

Nearest postcode: BL7 9PZ

The Bolton News: Turton Tower (TripAdvisor) Turton Tower (TripAdvisor)

This walk starts on the Last Drop Village where there's a complex of hotels, restaurants and shops, making it an excellent starting point for this scenic walk.

The walk takes you through the woods to the village of Chapeltown and  you will have views of two reservoirs and to the country house of Turton Tower. 

Two faces of Rivington 

Nearest postcode: BL6 7RU

The very popular walking area of Lever Park was laid out by the 1st Lord Leverhulme.

This route has two options, the southern route which is around three miles, and the northern loop which is slightly longer at three and a half miles. 

On a clear day, the northern loop will have views of the Clwydian Hills in North Wales. 

Moses Gate Country Park

Nearest postcode: BL4 7QS

The Moses Gate Country Park is 750 acres and very accessible, with free parking available. 

There are lakes and ponds to walk around and it is perfect for any wildlife enthusiast, with lots of birdlife around. 

There is a large children's playground, perfect for the kids to play on. 

Jumbles Country Park

Nearest postcode: BL2 4JS

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Four miles north of Bolton town centre is this country park, with a reservoir and plenty of footpaths to choose from. 

There is the Tea Garden Café for when you need refreshments and a quick coffee break. 

Smithills Country Park

Nearest postcode: BL1 7NP

This park has 2000 acres of cycling and walking trails, with the Grade I listed Smithalls Hall in the middle. 

Enjoy amazing views of the West Pennine Moors whilst on this spectacular walk.