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Abbey Lakes, Up Holland

Abbey LakesAbbey Lakes is an excellent haven for wildlife. In the summer months dragonflies skim the surface of the water and butterflies browse the wildflowers found around the waters edge. All year round the site is popular with the local bird life and a wide variety of ducks, geese, swans, and other wetland birds congregate on the lake.

The lake was formerly a supply lake for a local abbey and the site has a fascinating history, more information on this is available from the Park Ranger service.

Abbey Lakes is now a popular local coarse angling facility. Angling platforms are provided around the lake with access via a circular path around the site. For more information regarding fishing the site, please contact the Ranger Service.

The Parks and Countryside Service work hard to manage and maintain all of our sites to ensure that they are accessible and safe for all their visitors. However, while using the trails, you may encounter uneven surfaces, debris, or other obstacles. Occasionally you may encounter a management/maintenance issue that requires reporting. Should this happen please report your concerns to us via 01695 622794 or beacon.park@westlancs.gov.uk.


  • Car parking
  • Fishing

How to find us

Abbey Lakes can be found on the border of Up Holland and Orrell, just off the A577 on School Lane. Access and parking for cars is limited, however public transport is available, just visit the Arriva (external link) or Orrell Train Station (external link) website for more information about localised bus and train routes.


The Ranger Service do their best to keep Abbey Lakes a disabled friendly site but please be aware that some paths may be muddy or uneven with roots and other minor obstacles. If you have any concerns or suggestions about how we can improve access to the site or you require further information, please contact the Ranger Service.

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Beacon Country Park, Beacon Lane, Up Holland, WN8 7RU

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