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26th January 2019

Pennington Flash

Lakes, scrapes and woods, and lots of birds!

Pennington Flash near Leigh, Greater Manchester, is described as the area’s best all-round birding site and is well known to many of our members.  Part of Pennington Flash Country Park, it is not a long way from Wigan Flashes that we visited just over a year ago. The site includes a large lake, scrapes, rough grasslands and young woodland.  Waterfowl and waders predominate but there are plenty of other species.

There are a total of eight bird hides.  Footpaths are easy walking and there are toilets and refreshments near the large car park (Pay and Display – sorry!).

Meet as usual at 10.00 am.

Directions – M53/M56 to M56 J9 where you join M6 Northbound.  Continue to J22, and then leave M’way for A579, which becomes A572.  At A580 (East Lancs Rd) turn right on to ELR.  Shortly afterwards turn Left onto A579.  At traffic lights turn sharp left onto A572 (St Helens Rd).  Destination is on your right.

SatNav – WN7 3PA

Visitors are very welcome to join us on the day.