600 Three Sisters

The Wigan Alps are long gone. Those huge slag heaps, also known as the Three Sisters, have been magically transformed into woodland and open countryside. Footpaths link with the Leeds Liverpool Canal, while the open water and reedbeds of Wigan Flashes, created by mining subsidence, are a bird watcher's heaven.

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LOCATION: Three miles south of Wigan
START: Three Sisters signed from B5207, toilets
Grid ref: SD583010 Postcode: WN4 8DD
DISTANCE: 7 miles
GRADE: Easy
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Bolton, Wigan & Warrington Landranger 109 & 108
NOTE: In very wet weather, use Alternative Route
REFRESHMENTS: Dover Lock Inn
EN ROUTE: Viridor Wood, Bryn Gates, Horrocks Flash, Scotman's Flash, Ochre Flash


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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