Amberswood Common (Silver Route)


2 miles long

Amberswood #Wigan

Cycleway, Amberswood cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Dixon - geograph.org.uk/p/2818491

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This walk is one of a series of fifteen Jubilee Legacy Walks designed to celebrate the richness and diversity of Wigan Borough’s green space, and provide a lasting reminder of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations of 2012.

Amberswood is a former open cast mining site that has now been transformed into one of the borough’s best green spaces and one of the key sites within Greenheart. There are over 6 km of paths linking areas of woodland, wildflower meadows, grasslands and wetlands.

The Friends of Amberswood community group works with Groundwork and Wigan Council to help manage the site.


According to the walk leaflet, the routes are along hard-surfaced footpaths and are accessible to wheelchair users, prams and cycles. Note, however, that we have not been able to check conditions on the ground.

How to get there

The start of the walk is only 1 mile from Hindley train station and is also on the route of several bus services.

To work out precisely how to get to and from the walk start point, simply click the Google Maps link) on this page. Then click ‘Directions’ and enter your postcode or location in the relevant field. For public transport options, click on the train icon.

Alternatively, input the postcode(s) shown on this page into the TfGM journey planner at https://my.tfgm.com/#/planner/

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