Today, Thursday, is "national take a walk in the park day" and Bolton has a wide range of treks for the family to enjoy.

Whether you want to take the children for a walk after school or you want a solo leisurely stroll, Bolton has many fantastic parks.

The Bolton News has come up with a list of five of the best places to take a walk in the park.

Queens Park

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Close to the centre of Bolton is Queens Park, this beautiful park is the ideal spot with a children's park open to let the kids run off some energy.

Situated at the edge of the park is a lovely cafe which is open seven days a week offering drinks, ice cream, and a range of food.

There is also a soft play corner inside too and a duck pond.

Moses Gate Country Park

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This park is three miles south of the town centre and is a circular route.

This walking route is only 2.5 miles long- and it’s also suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs as most paths are smooth.

Best of all, there are several large ponds to admire in the park and plenty of wildlife living amongst the trees.

The terrain is medium, but be prepared to build up a sweat as you travel up and down hills.  

You can download this route on the Walks With Wheelchairs website.

Moss Bank Park

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Moss Bank Park is beautiful for a family walk after a day at work.

The huge park and play area is perfect for children and the surrounding greenery is popular among residents and dog walkers.

There are two different play areas, one for younger children and one for older children which includes a range of equipment.

The park also has a lovely cafe open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm which is perfect to relax with a coffee or a hot chocolate.

Leverhulme Park

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Leverhulme Park is great for a leisurely stroll in nature.

The park area is great for families to take a walk, have fun in the children’s park or even use the large field area for a kick about.

The park is a lovely place surrounded by wildlife and is approximately two miles away from the centre of Bolton.

Jumbles Country Park

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Jumbles Country Park is a beautiful walk four miles north of the town centre.

There are plenty of footpaths to choose from and a large reservoir to walk around, offering a great experience surrounding my nature.

Fancy a break after all the walking? Head to the Tea Garden Cafe for a quick coffee break.

If you have a favourite walk in a park, let us know at