Breightmet (pron. "breat-met") is a settlement near Bolton, in Greater Manchester, England. It is 2½ miles east of Bolton town centre. The name comes from the Old English 'breorht' meaning bright and 'maed' or 'mead' meaning meadow, so making bright meadow. The early spellings vary from Brihtsmete or Brihmete in the 13th century, but by the next century it was Breghmete and later still Breghtmeyt.
Modern Breightmet covers a large area of land and includes Withins Secondary School and to the south Leverhulme Park. Withins School also sites a community leisure and sports centre and is used as a social events centre most weekends, featuring activities for the youth of the area. Leverhulme Park is the largest park area within Bolton with football fields, 5-a-side football pitches, and a running and athletics ground as well as nature walks and picnic areas.
The main shopping area within Breightmet is along Bury Road (A58) and consists of Netto, Home Bargains and a Mecca Bingo Hall. Many local businesses also exist in the area - including the long established Breightmet Electrics.
Between Breightmet and neighbouring area Tonge Moor, is the 7 Acres Country Park. It also consists of people.