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Pennington Flash (Leigh)

Early in the 20th century due to mining in various areas subsidence and flooding created what has now become known as the "Flash".  There is such a Flash located just off St Helens Road in the Lancashire  town of Leigh and the large lake is the centrepiece of a very beautiful country park. 


It is an extensive nature reserve with several bird hides and a network of tracks and footpaths, Pennington Flash Country Park is nationally renowned for its birdlife and is a classic example of natural regeneration. There are a variety of well-maintained paths to cater for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and also for those with disabilities.

We moored on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, between  Plank Lane Swing Bridge No 8 and  Common Lane Bridge No 9.

Looking down at the Flash.

The narrowboat on the Leeds Liverpool canal.

Published 25/07/07