If you're looking for somewhere out of town that's a little bit different then why not take a trip to Horwich.
As a former small railway and mill town, Horwich packs a big punch. It's home to Bolton Wanderers football club, the Middlebook Retail and Leisure Park and a fabulous sports venue, USN Bolton Arena as well as offering access to some of the best countryside in the North West.
Situated on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, Rivington Country Park with it's landmark Pike and Japanese Gardens, is a popular destination for many outdoor activities.
To really understand the town's important history a trip to the Horwich Heritage Centre will help you discover Horwich through the ages, including the town's significance in locomotive history.