Standish Park from Ashfield Park (Gold Route)


4.5 miles long

Standish #Wigan

Footpath leads to Standish Hall Farm cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Raymond Knapman - – 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.

The route starts and ends at Ashfield Park and is mainly on rural tracks, some of which are well defined, and all are designated rights of way. Look out for glorious views across rural fields towards Wigan and beyond.

Along the way, it is worth taking a detour into Standish to see St. Wilfrid’s Church, the only Grade 1 listed building in the Borough. Close to the church is the newly restored well, with information about this historic corner of the village.

Accessibility and facilities

Paths vary between hard surfaced tarmac and some softer surfaces, which can be muddy after rain. There are a number of stiles along the route. The route is therefore not graded as suitable for pushchair or wheelchair-users.

According to the leaflet, there are public toilets located at Ashfield Park. Standish also has pubs and cafes.

How to get there

As well as Ashfield Park (the main start point), we also give Standish town centre (point 5 on the leaflet’s map) as an alternative start point.

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

Alternatively, input the postcodes shown on this page into the TfGM journey planner at

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