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Pennington Flash Country Park

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Address: St. Helens Road, Leigh WN7 3PA, England
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+44 1942 828508

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Peace and Serenity

You can spend hours here, walking around getting lost or just sitting with a book overlooking the flash on the wooden steps by the canal. I've been with the kids, a friend and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can spend hours here, walking around getting lost or just sitting with a book overlooking the flash on the wooden steps by the canal. I've been with the kids, a friend and just on my own numerous times and even if Pennington Flash isn't on your doorstep, I would recommend visiting.

Thank KitVonVegan
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Pennington Flash Country Park Had a great walk nice to see so many people enjoying the sun Great to see Anglers on the Flash fishing it's a well known place to catch big Bream and Tench .

Leigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to walk so comfy shoes as there's plenty to explore, good bird watching great scenery

Thank rdolly2017
Warrington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful park on my doorstep. If you like long walks, watching the world go by and seeing lots of wildlife this is the place to go. A large country park where you can take your dogs, let the kids run for miles and enjoy a family day out. Along side the park is the east lancs (I think)... More 

Thank Sharon C
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69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been a few times before but today we decided to take our dogs somewhere they could have a good swim and to do the full lap which I think is about 3.5 miles. First 2/3s of the walk was great. All off lead for the dogs but we were really disappointed that there isn't a full walkway all around.... More 

Thank Susieho
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the flash. It's so beautiful. I love long walks with my dog there. I love tasking photos of the birds and the lake and the sunsets. And Saturday morning park runs... Ahh, lovely!

Thank Carla H
Tyldesley, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful area with views, tranquility, wildlife. We parked in the first car park and walked through the woods round the lake before reaching the second car park which is chargeable. We were a bit disappointed we could not walk all the way around the lake and had to turn back but still a lovely day.

Thank Stephanie2174
Atherton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Loved it walking round the woods and kids playing on the park also toilets are there if needed and ice cream van. The bird huts are great to explore

Thank emmaholding
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Fantastic and charming place to visit for a quiet relaxing walk. Wildlife galore at the right time of day. Frequented by walkers, families, photographers. There is a childrens' play area and toilets available. For golfers its right next to the Golf club.

Thank slejee56
Manchester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

went to feed the ducks/swans/geese one geese was a bit impatient and nearly bit my hand off. i think for the £2.50 parking charge Wigan council should really feed the ducks/ geese/ swans as they seemed really hungry. i realy cant see what they do for the parking fee really.

Thank Andrewb1984

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