SD5802 : Ince Moss, Horrock's Flash

taken 2 months ago, near to Bryn Gates, Wigan, Great Britain

Ince Moss, Horrock's Flash
Ince Moss, Horrock's Flash
Wigan Flashes are a group of eight shallow wetlands or ‘Flashes’ in the area which extends south from near Wigan's town centre. They were formed as a result of mining subsidence caused by the extraction of coal. Native tree species were planted as part of a reclamation scheme that began more than 40 years ago. Over the years, and with careful maintenance by a partnership of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Wigan Council who owns much of the land, the industrial landscape has developed forming a mixture of habitats including open water, reedbeds and mossland.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 22 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 589 025 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.0698N 2:37.2430W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 589 024
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Flash  Lake  Mining Subsidence  Local Nature Reserve  Flooding  LNR 

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