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Haigh Woodland Park
3.79km from Wigan Pier
Haigh Woodland Park's a magical place for all the family where fine food and amazing adventures are always on the menu. Perfect for picnics, amazing for adventurers, fantastic for foodies. Golf of all kinds. Kitchen Courtyard full of boutique food and drink stores. High Ropes for aerial adventures. And miles and miles of walking trails.
Haydock Park Racecourse
6.86km from Wigan Pier
Haydock Park Racecourse is a racecourse in Merseyside, North West England. The racecourse is set in an area of parkland bounded by the towns of Haydock to the west, Ashton-in-Makerfield to the north, Golborne to the east and Newton-le-Willows to the south. The current racecourse was opened in 1899. Much of the course's early development was overseen by Sydney Sandon, who served as course secretary, chairman and managing director in the early 20th century.
Beacon Country Park
7.74km from Wigan Pier
Beacon Country Park is West Lancashire District Council's main countryside site, consisting of over 300 acres of rolling countryside on the slopes of Ashurst Beacon which forms a backdrop to the town of Skelmersdale. A lovely park with a golf club, woodlands and children's area. Plenty of space for picnics and walks. There is also a Gruffalo House, with a children's play area. The fields are full of wildflowers and butterflies.
8.36km from Wigan Pier
Fairy Glen is a small and beautiful woodland walk. You can Stroll through this enchanted forest and discover plenty of cliff edges and spectacular waterfalls. It is a fantastic place for exercise, dog walking and so more. To extend your walk you can enjoy a climb to the nearby Parbold Hill and enjoy wonderful views over the area. You could also continue south east along the canal to Gathurst, enjoying views of the River Douglas as you go.
Pennington Flash Country Park
8.58km from Wigan Pier
Pennington Flashes (LNR) is part of an impressive country park. The lake and surrounding marshland are home to a diverse group of mammals, birds and insects, including 5 RSPB red listed birds and the protected water vole. Additionally, a wide variety of butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies can be spotted in the area.
Pennington Flash Country Park
9.19km from Wigan Pier
Pennington Flashes is part of an impressive country park. The lake and surrounding marshland are home to a diverse group of mammals, birds and insects, including 5 RSPB red listed birds and the protected water vole. Over 230 bird species have been recorded on site including black-faced bunting, nightingale, marsh harrier, spoonbill and Leach's storm-petrel. Additionally, a wide variety of butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies can be spotted in the area.
Yarrow Valley Country Park
9.98km from Wigan Pier
Yarrow Valley Country Park covers over 300 hectares and is located between Chorley and Coppull created on land previously used for bleaching, dyeing, calico printing and mining, Yarrow Valley Country Park is of local historical importance. It contains much woodland and includes nature reserves, best known being Birkacre and Duxbury Woods. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some nice time here.
10.72km from Wigan Pier
Rivington Pike is a hill on Winter Hill, part of the West Pennine Moors. The Pike itself is 1191 feet high. At the top of the Pike is a tower, which will be the focus of this article. Rivington is a place where you can walk or cycle along the hillside footpaths and take in the spectacular views of Chorley from the Pigeon Tower and Rivington Pike – you can even see Blackpool Tower and the Welsh mountains on a clear day.
World of Glass
12.07km from Wigan Pier
At The World of Glass, you can see live glass blowing demonstrations. You can try your hand at blowing a glass bauble on one of our glass blowing courses. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area which shows the origin and evolution of glass and it will be a new experience for you.
12.28km from Wigan Pier
Anglezarke Reservoir is the largest of the reservoirs in Lancashire lake district. nestling on the edge of the West Pennine moors. Anglezarke has an area in excess of 190 acres and supplies Wigan with its drinking water. Its surrounding is so beautiful and it attracts a lot of tourists here.
12.82km from Wigan Pier
Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy. From medieval times Damhouse was the site of the manor house for the lords of the manors of Astley and Tyldesley.
13.04km from Wigan Pier
One of the most beautiful houses in Lancashire. It is now a museum and art gallery. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy. Astley Hall today contains Tudor, Stuart, and Georgian architecture that reflects the times and building tastes of the three families that owned it throughout most of its history.
13.8km from Wigan Pier
Smithills Hall is one of the oldest and best preserved manor houses in the North West of England, Set in land on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. Containing fine examples of architecture through the ages, from Medieval and Tudor right through to Victorian times. One of the oldest manor houses in the north west of England, its oldest parts, including the great hall, date from the 15th century and it has been since been altered and extended particularly the west part.
Bolton Museum Art Gallery & Aquarium
14.23km from Wigan Pier
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery houses many collections, exhibitions run throughout the year. The Aquarium houses many endangered species of fish and run breeding programmes for them. An extensive fish collection containing a wide range of fresh water fish from all over the world. you can find out about feeding, breeding and fish care at the aquarium as well as current conservation projects.
Gulliver's World Theme Park
15.25km from Wigan Pier
Gulliver's World children's theme park resort in Warrington, Cheshire is specially designed for families and children aged between the years of 2 and 13. The largest of the three Gulliver’s parks to date, spanning 80 acres. It is located midway between the cities of Manchester and Liverpool and also features a Splash Zone mini indoor waterpark, Blast Arena, and the first Gulliver’s Hotel.
15.41km from Wigan Pier
Great Hill is a hill in Lancashire, England, on Anglezarke Moor, between the towns of Chorley and Darwen. It is part of the West Pennine Moors and lies approximately 3 miles north of Winter Hill, which is the highest point in the area at 456 m. The summit at 381 m is only slightly higher than the surrounding moorland, but provides excellent views in all directions particularly to the north and west.
National Trust - Rufford Old Hall
15.68km from Wigan Pier
The National Trust's Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire, is a beautiful Tudor building surrounded by Victorian and Edwardian gardens. The amazing-looking House is also open with a fine collection of 16th and 17th century of oak furniture. It also has collections of armory and tapestry. The Great Hall's hammer-beam roof with Angels must be seen. It was designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.
Hall i' th' Wood Museum
15.86km from Wigan Pier
This Grade 1, 16th-century half-timbered hall is one of the northwest’s most important buildings. There are displays of 17th and early 18th-century furniture, objects and artefacts, learn more about the life and work of Samuel Crompton and discover all about life in Stuart and Tudor times. The rooms have been accurately refurbished to retain their homely atmosphere.
Moses Gate Country Park
16.22km from Wigan Pier
Moses Gate Country Park was set at 750 acres this is Bolton’s largest nature reserve. Home to mill lodges, woodland and plenty of heritage, wildlife meets industry in a peaceful site where there is always something to see. The area has seen several uses as an industrial site, at Moses Gate, one of the earliest paper mills in Lancashire was built by the Crompton family in Farnworth.
16.25km from Wigan Pier
Worden Park is a hidden gem, situated on the edge of Leyland it could be described as a Country Park in the town. It offers more than 60 hectares of meadows, woodlands and playing fields, Worden Park also includes a range of attractions in its historic grounds. There is woodland in the park, most of which runs along Shaw Brook, a tributary of the River Lostock.
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Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan WN3 4EU, UK
Wigan Pier is an area around the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, south-west of the town centre. The name has humorous or ironic connotations since it conjures an image of a seaside pleasure pier, whereas Wigan is in fact an inland and traditionally industrial town.