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Pennington Flash Country Park

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Beautiful place to visit

Pennington flash is a beautiful family friendly place to visit , with rest facilities including... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gina L
via mobile
Lots of greedy canada geese.

Can be tranquil. Nice walk around lake. Sometimes unusual birds visit. Be aware of daft hysterical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jen H
St Helens, United Kingdom
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“ice cream van”(22 reviews)
“burger van”(15 reviews)
St. Helens Road, Leigh WN7 3PA, England
+44 1942 828508
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pennington flash is a beautiful family friendly place to visit , with rest facilities including food stands , toilets and great play parks for children , a lovely place to walk the dog or simply walk around visiting the various bird hides .

Thank Gina L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can be tranquil. Nice walk around lake. Sometimes unusual birds visit. Be aware of daft hysterical mums feeding geese/ducks screaming and sending their kids off in frightened tears. Unbelievable but aside from them, cool place, good hides.

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for walking, walking dogs or just a relax. Lots off open space, to let dogs off the lead, lots of different routes around the flash and notices about the history off the place. Toilets available and food concessions, or take a picnic, plenty...More

Thank PeterDD1971
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice lake with bird watching hides ,dogwalks, children's play area. 9 hole golf course. Canal side walk. Sailing boats. Ice cream and burger bar.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice nature atmosphere. Lots of bird and bird watching area. Nice clean park with playground , and food and ice cream van. The only negative point its the toilets which is unfortunately really disgusting.

Thank Dorottya D
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great place to walk and relax ideal for some family time. Nice views with ice cream van on site for refreshments. Golf course . You can walk on one of the many paths some leading up to the canal tow path and the new marina.

Thank Jez A
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I visited this park with my wife and it was really nice and clean with plenty of picnic benches around the park for people to sit down. You can choose to pay for parking which is closer to the lake and the golf club or...More

Thank MurtazaH66
Reviewed 22 July 2018

nice views great walks nice for families a park for children ice cream van burger van peaceful place to be

Thank georginafarrimond
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

I first visited the flash in the 1970s and was amazed by its development into a fantastic haven for visitors and wildlife. I only hope the vans will ultimately be replaced by a café or even a restaurant with the possibility of romantic dinners as...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Until you visit this place, you hardly will know that there is a place like this within this area. It's huge..!! and miles of roads and foot paths to explore, large lake and breath of fresh air...!!

Thank Beever85
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23 May 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
There is a boat club so might be a good idea to rung them and see.
Janet R
17 April 2018|
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Response from anneh1958 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of any. However you may want to check with Wigan Metro or local vets who may be able to confirm.
14 October 2017|
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Response from rdolly2017 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the council will have a problem with the scattering of the ashes, just a quick call will settle your mind. Also it is a lovely thought.