Park & Gardens

Please be aware that the desilting of the lakes is about to start in late February. This means the footpaths into Cannon Hall Park from Cawthorne, Cawthorne Cricket Ground and Barkhouse Lane (South of the lakes) will be closed for a period of 5 months from around 19thFebruary 2018.

There will be heavy machinery; landscaping and various other contracted works taking place both sides of the lakes, and on sections of the parkland.

You are still welcome to access areas of the park and gardens not under construction via Bark House Lane car park as usual.


Cannon Hall Park and Gardens is an idyllic place for a relaxing walk, family outing or picnic. The Park is an ideal place to explore with children, with acres of grassland that are perfect for games.

Adjacent to Cannon Hall is the historic walled garden, home to one of the most extensive collections of pear trees in the North of England. A magnificent greenhouse is home to the 200 year old Cannon Hall grape vine, the descendents of which are used to produce fine Australian wine today. Visitors will also discover the remains of the Pinery – a greenhouse built in the 1700’s which was designed specifically to grow pineapples and exotic fruit.

Deeper in the landscaped gardens is Fairyland, a beautiful and tranquil hideaway. Built in the 1870’s this whimsical garden features arches and pillars built from stone taken from the ruins of local churches surrounding a relaxing pond area.

There is a wide range of family friendly activities available at Cannon Hall Park and Gardens including orienteering and garden trails and tours. Please contact Cannon Hall on 01226 790270 or email for more information.