Prior to the Hall being built, a monastic grange existed on the site.
The park is enjoyed by walkers, cyclists and anglers and the central section of the park is family orientated with children's play features, a maze and grass areas.
Bewsey Old Hall sits on the edge of the central section of the park and the former RAF Burtonwood lies one mile (1.6 km) to the west.
See his photo on the My Warrington page (the dog, not my friend! Nocturnal inhabitants include foxes, owls, mice, hedgehogs and bats.
More rarely seen species such as stoats and weasels, treecreepers, kingfishers, water voles and reed bunting have all been spotted in the park.
It was a well-known fact at school that I was not a sporty kind of person (C- "far too timid, must try harder" was on one of my school reports!
) So Sir must have been very surprised to find me asking to go on the cross-country run every lesson.Over recent years many attempts have been made to create other uses for the ancient hall, including a youth centre and, more controversially, a hotel. The cottage, Bewsey Hall Lodge, is a private dwelling.In late spring, orchids can be found in the meadow, whilst a wealth of butterflies visit during the summer.It occupies part of the Sankey Valley and the main section of the park in Warrington covers over 1 miles between Sankey Bridges in the south and Callands in the north.The valley follows the course of Sankey Brook and the now disused Sankey Canal.The Act authorising the Sankey Brook Navigation, as the Sankey Canal was originally known, was passed in 1755.