Peel Park and the Coppice

Facilities and Features of Peel Park and the Coppice


The formal area of Peel comprises of:

  • Children’s play area
  • 1 Bowling Green, a bowling pass is required to use this facility. Further details are available by calling 01254 388 111. Spectators are allowed inside the fenced area when the green is in use.
  • Bowls Pavilion
  • Tennis Court
  • Multi-Use Games Area catering for basketball, football and cricket.
  • Access onto The Coppice and the wider countryside


The wider area comprises of:

  • Mature woodland
  • Permanent orienteering course
  • Nature, wildlife and a variety of habitats
  • The grounds of what was Arden Hall and the footprint of the old hall.
  • The footprint of Plantation Mill


The top of the Coppice comprises of:

  • A monument to commemorate the gift of land by the Peel Family to the people of Accrington on the summit.
  • Excellent views of east Accrington and beyond.
  • A trig point (triangulation point used historically for surveying) at around 254 meters above sea level.
  • An extensive area of heathland, which is recognised as a biological heritage site.
  • Excellent walking opportunities some suggestions are here.