SD5804 : Wigan Flashes, Westwood Flash

taken 6 years ago, near to Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, Great Britain

Wigan Flashes, Westwood Flash
Wigan Flashes, Westwood Flash
“Flashes” are lakes formed over time from mining subsidence.

The Wigan Flashes nature reserve is a network of 7 subsidence flashes covering an area of approximately 620 acres; Scotsman's Flash, Pearson's Flash, Westwood Flash, Turner's Flash, Ochre Flash, Bryn Marsh and Horrocks' Flash. The Leigh branch of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal runs through the flashes, providing easy access but the existence of only one footbridge means that routes have to be planned carefully. Each flash has a different character and the area is probably too large to cover in one day. Away from the canal towpath, the paths are not suitable for disabled access and there are no facilities or visitor centre.


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Date Taken
Monday, 6 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 580 041 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.9553N 2:38.0797W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 580 041
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Nature Reserve  SSSI  Site of Special Scientific Interest  Subsidence  Coal Mining  Flash  Lake 

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