Pennington Flash Country Park

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Pennington Flash Country Park

Pennington Flash Country Park

Pennington Flash Country Park is a 200-hectare (490-acre) country park located between Lowton and Pennington, Leigh in Greater Manchester, England.

The flash is a 70-hectare (170-acre) lake created at the turn of the 20th century by coal mining subsidence, mainly from Bickershaw Colliery, and flooding. Now an extensive nature reserve with several bird hides and a network of tracks and footpaths, Pennington Flash Country Park is nationally renowned for its birdlife and is a classic example of natural regeneration. A variety of well-maintained paths cater to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Ideal for disabled persons, the Flash's hides have ramps for wheelchair access.

Pennington Flash is one of the premier birdwatching sites in North West England with over 240 species recorded on the site including: black-faced bunting, nightingale, grey phalarope pictured, marsh harrier,whiskered tern, spoonbill and Leach's storm-petrel. Additionally, a wide variety of butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies can be spotted in the area.

Facilities include a small information centre, a mobile café and toilets.Car park: Pay & Display

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