Carlisle City Council has many hectares of parks and open spaces

Sailing, fishing and canoeing are some of the varied activities at Talkin Tarn Countryside Park

Sailing, fishing and canoeing are some of the varied activities available at Talkin Tarn

Carlisle has maginificant green spaces to enjoy

Our open spaces are enjoyed by visitors and locals alike


We have many miles of cycling and walking trails

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Chances Park (CA2 6JP)

Chances Park (CA2 6JP)

The main entrance to Chance's Park and the community centre is off the Wigton Road (A595) where there is a free car park for visitors. There is pedestrian access off Dunmallet Rigg, Wigton Road, Dunmail Drive, Park Road and Langrigg Road.

17 May 2016/Categories: Parks

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Park Features
Chance’s Park was the only park in Carlisle to win a Green Flag Award in 2017, and includes a number of areas of interest:

* Georgian Garden – a restored and modernised interpretation of the original formal gardens which would have surrounded the Manor

* Manor Grounds – an area of lawns and shrub beds with many historic trees, containing the original restored Ha-ha (boundary ditch/wall)

* Hay Meadow – a long strip of grasses and some wild flowers typically found in traditional hay meadows in North Cumbria. This area is mown annually and a hay crop removed by local contractors.

* Wider Park – Chance’s Park is characterised by rolling, open park land, complete with both mature trees and more recent plantings. The park is served by a network of high quality paths, from which the historic medieval ridge and furrow ploughing systems can be seen.

Recreational Activities
Visitors to Chance’s Park are offered a variety of recreational features:

* Football pitches – located within the main areas of the park

* Mini Multi Use Games Area – all weather playing surface suitable for a range of games

* Play Area – large and well equipped, with equipment for all ages

* Nature Trail – a way marked route around the park with accompanying leaflets (available from the Community Centre)


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