Pennington Flash Circuit (Gold Route)


3 miles long

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Ramsdale's Flash cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Dixon - geograph.org.uk/p/2369177 – cropped from original

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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.

Flashes are lakes formed over time from mining subsidence; Pennington Flash, a legacy of the Borough’s industrial heritage, is an excellent example of this phenomenon. Towards the end of the 19th century, the land now under the Flash was farmland. Following reclamation and improvements, Pennington Flash Country Park was officially opened in 1981.

Accessibility and facilities

While most parts of the walk are on hard surfaced paths and pavements, it is unsuitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Toilet facilities and refreshments are available at Pennington Flash Country Park

How to get there

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