The name of this spacious green park situated at Darwen in Lancashire epitomises the endeavour of the local borough engineer who laid the early part of the park out from the ruins of a disused quarry. It is one of three parks in the town, the others being the more formal Whitehall Park and Sunnyhurst Woods.
Bold Venture is a triumph of old established trees, beautiful flower beds and glorious waters, giving visitors a quiet oasis in which to wander. It is also the home of the town's War Memorial which was unveiled by a local lady on the 24th of September 1921, Mrs Chadwick was the mother of three sons lost in the horror of the Ist World War.
The park has expanded considerably since it was first established, it continues to provide habitats for many species of wildlife, and is a lovely summer venue for out of doors concerts, plays and other enjoyable events.
in the county of Lancashire(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction NE)
This is a large, typical Lancashire village lying close to the urban sprawl of Blackburn and Accrington...
in the county of Lancashire(5.0 miles, 8.0 km, direction NW)
It was here that James I created "Sirloin" when he supposedly knighted his beef!..
in the county of Lancashire(7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction W)
The town's historic roots go back beyond the Bronze-Age, as evidenced by findings in the 20th century...
in the county of Greater Manchester(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction SE)
The countryside surrounding the town offers lakes, woods and hills, with distant Winter Hill rising to a height of 456 feet...
in the county of Lancashire(8.4 miles, 13.6 km, direction S)
The clogs and black smoke image of Bolton has long since gone, in its place is a fine city with beautiful buildings and a diverse range of attractions sufficient to satisfy the most demanding tourist...All towns in Lancashire
An observation tower circa 1897Standing at 86ft high, apparently you can sometimes see the Welsh Hills from it on a very clear.....