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The Category Wigan is a subset of Lancashire. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Wigan which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

anchorramblers.com

Overview

'The Club was formed in May 1978 by a group of workers at the BICC factory in Leigh. Although any link with BICC was broken a long time ago, the name "Anchor" comes from that connection with "Anchor Cables". The purpose of the club is to provide an opportunity for people to enjoy rambling in a safe and enjoyable environment.'

www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Leisure/Greenheart/Haigh-Hall-and-Country-Pa...

Size (acreage)250
Overview

'Once the home of Earls and Lords, Haigh Hall is surrounded by 250 acres of park and woodland ... with spectacular views across the Douglas Valley to the Welsh hills ... Explore and enjoy the stunning parkland, woodland and plantations ...' ALERT The original Title and Link used here seem no longer to be available (nor descriptions of the three Trails - though you might still find archival copies on the Web). So I have replaced them.

www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Parking-Roads-Travel/Travel/Walking.aspx

Overview

'We are making improvements so that walking is safer, more secure and more enjoyable in town centres and along routes linked to residential areas ... Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles are an accredited Walking for Health scheme, whose vision is that everyone will have access to a short free and friendly health walk within easy reach of where they live, to help them become and stay active.'

www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/glazebrook-trail...

Distance (miles)11
Overview

'Linear route following the footpaths close to the Pennington and Glaze Brooks, from Pennington Flash Country Park in Leigh, to the Manchester Ship Canal at Cadishead.’

www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Planning-and-Building-Control/Planning/Conse...

Overview

'In 1698 Celia Fiennes on her journeys round England described Wigan as a "pretty market town built of stone and brick". Those who are unfamiliar with Wigan may be surprised to find that Wigan is still an attractive market town with numerous picturesque groups of buildings and a proud history. It is hoped that these guided walks round Wigan town centre will reveal and encourage appreciation of its distinctive architectural character and history ...'

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Wigan Council

www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Leisure/Greenheart/Wigan-Flashes.aspx

Overview

'Wigan Flashes is a highlight in a visit to Greenheart. The area is truly countryside on the doorstep for the surrounding communities and visitors to Wigan and offers a chance to enjoy the wildlife within easy reach of Wigan’s town centre. There are eight shallow wetlands or "Flashes" in the area which were formed as a result of mining subsidence. Over the years and with careful maintenance  the industrial landscape has developed in to a mixture of beautiful habitats including open water, reedbeds and mossland ...'

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Greenheart Regional Park

www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Parking-Roads-Travel/Public-rights-of-way/Wi...

Overview

'Wigan Local Access Forum (LAF) is launching into a new era and we need your input now. Since Local Access Forums first started in 2002, there have been many changes in policies, priorities and resources for everyone everywhere; Wigan has been no exception. In response to this situation Wigan has reviewed the future role of the LAF and sees it as being an important consultee to major strategic and development projects which are being progressed by the Council and within the Borough.'

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Wigan Council

www.wigan.gov.uk/pub/planning/art-trail/credits.htm

Distance (miles)5
Overview

'This Trail invites you to explore public art works around the centre of Wigan ... The Trail can be followed from end to end, or can be joined or left at any point. Go to the Map to see the locations of the artworks.'

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Wigan Council

www.wigan.gov.uk/Maps/Public-rights-of-way-map.aspx

Overview

'View rights of way on the public rights of way map. This is just a guide and not the actual Definitive Map.'

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Wigan Council

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