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‘Flashes of Wigan and Leigh’ National Nature Reserve

The “Flashes of Wigan and Leigh” National Nature Reserve (NNR) is a newly designated reserve that covers an expansive area. The flashes include a range of habitats such as wetlands, woodlands, and grasslands, making it a haven for diverse wildlife. Active conservation work is ongoing to protect and enhance the habitats and species.

Opening hours:
24 hours

Contact details

Wellham Road
WN3 5PA Google Maps Link

Other places to visit along this stage

Wigan Pier

Heritage Attractions

The Hide Coffee House & Cafe

Eat & drink

Pennington Flash

Nature & Parks

The Nevison Country Inn

Eat & drink

Whistle Stop Café

Eat & drink

Swan and Railway Hotel Wigan


Spinners Mill

Heritage Attractions

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