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Discover and connect with nature over the holidays

 WWF have provided lots of online resources and these continue to be available via their ‘Learn to love Nature’ FB group (  and website as well as online lessons via the Skype in the Classroom site:-


Lancs Wildlife Trust continue their fantastic work in our region and have also helped develop The Carbon Landscape Partnership, a £3.2million National Lottery Heritage Funded programme across the wetlands of Wigan, Leigh, Salford and Warrington. They  have lots of free online resources including their interactive map This includes more details of the following:-

  • A 2.5k walk on Amberswood and a 1.5k sculpture Trail on Low Hall Nature Reserve (same parking on Liverpool Road between Platt Bridge and Hindley).
  • A 2k family trail around Ochre Flash at Wigan Flashes (park near Wellens Road)
  • A 2k trail at Victoria Fields (park Bickershaw Village)
  • A 5k trail at Bickershaw Country Park (park Edna Road, West Leigh)
  • A 2k walk at Pennington Flash.
  • You can cycle down the Canal all the way from Wigan Town Centre to Astley Green.
  • The jewel in the crown is the showcase wetlands site at Three Sisters, Ashton-in-Makerfield where you can follow an enchanted tree trail and wildlife rubbing trail.
  • Follow on and keep up-to-date with the free online resources aimed at young people and families that will be appearing over the summer.