Parks in Pendle

Ball Grove Park

Cottontree, Ball Grove Drive, Trawden BB8 7BS

Ball Grove Park was awarded a prestigious Green Flag in 2014. The main attractions of the park are the children's play area, the millpond and the lake.

Seven hectares of community woodland and the Fearndene Way, which runs through the park offer attractive walks from Ball Grove right up through the nature walk and continue through to Wycoller Country Park.

Play facilities

There are 8 pieces of equipment available, suitable for 5 to 14 year olds.

The playground has facilities for disabled users.

Picnic Area

Ball Grove boasts an excellent picnic area with many picnic benches available to enjoy your picnic and watch the local wildlife in the park and enjoy the relaxing and tranquil surroundings.

For information about Ball Grove's picnic site and upper Ball Grove Local Nature Reserve, you can download the Ball Grove Park Site Leaflet.


The lake, which was once used by a tannery on the site, provides continued interest and wildlife potential, as does the large area above Ball Grove that has been designated as a Local Nature Reserve.

Colne Water flows through Ball Grove Park and Local Nature Reserve and is an important freshwater habitat for a number of fish species including brown trout.

Fishing Club

The fishery is managed by Pendle, Burnley and District Anglers’ Association in partnership with Pendle Borough Council.

Day tickets are available on the bank, but you will need an Environment Agency Rod Licence.

Night fishing is not allowed.

No alcohol permitted.

You must adhere to the Club’s rules at all times and the club’s decision is final.

For more information, please telephone 01282 427386.


When feeding the ducks please consider the health of both the birds and the pond and throw the food on the banks rather than in the pond. This means that the food will all be eaten instead of much of it rotting in the pond, the ducks will also appreciate it if you feed them a seed mix rather than bread.

Kestrel and sparrowhawks can often be seen above the woodland area. Kingfishers, dippers and grey wagtails are amongst many of the visitors along the river area. The upper lodge is used as a breeding area for amphibians.

Disabled Facilities

Many of the footpaths and walkways are suitable for people with low mobility.

There are designated disabled car parking bays.

The playground has facilities for disabled users.

Friends Group

Ball Grove has a very active Friends Group who work alongside us maintaining the high standard of the park and help organise activities within the park itself.

The Friends group gets involved with regular volunteer days which involve the community in managing the local environment and to improve the site for both wildlife and visitors.

Car Parking

The park boasts two spacious car parks. One which is located north of the park, and is accessed from Ball Grove Drive, off Keighley Road.

The car park is open:

  • April to September: 8.00 am - 7.00 pm
  • October to March: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

The other car park is at the east of the park adjacent to the Cotton Tree pub and is accessed from Winewall Road, off Cotton Tree Lane.

Directions to the park

Ballgrove Park Management Plan

Further information

Parks Public Spaces Protection Orders

There are Public Spaces Protection Orders in some of our parks, to help keep them safe and clean.

Further information