Parks in Pendle

Valley Gardens

Gisburn Road (B6251), Barnoldswick BB18 5NQ

Valley Gardens Park was first awarded a prestigious Green Flag in 2008, and has maintained its flag ever since. It is close to the centre of town and has pleasant wooded walkways along the side of Butts Beck.

Valley Gardens was once just a dilapidated small open space. However, with the starting of an enthusiastic group of volunteers the park has been transformed into the exciting green-space we have today.

Play Facilities

There are six pieces of equipment, including disabled access swings:

  • Infant: suitable for 3 to 5 year olds
  • Junior: suitable for 5 to 14 year olds

The playgrounds offer facilities for disabled users.

Picnic Area

The park offers picnic benches on the grassed area next to the river.


Valley Gardens incorporates a great number of habitats in a small area which in turn supports a wide variety of wildlife including some very welcome bird species such as Dunnocks, Sparrows, Chaffinch and Goldcrest. Working closely with the Park Keeper Service the Working Group are ensuring a bright and varied future for the park, with plans to further improve the space for wildlife and the surrounding community. Valley Gardens stands as a proud example of ourselves and the public working together to make things better.

Disabled Facilities

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

The playground offers facilities for disabled users.

Friends Group

Valley Gardens has a very active Working Group who works alongside us maintaining the high standard of the park and help organise events and activities within the park itself.

Car Parking

Car parking is available on the public highways surrounding the park.

Directions to the park

Valley Gardens 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