Newton Le Willows to Pennington Flash Country Park Leigh

Newton le Willows to The Flash Country Park, Leigh

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An 11 mile cycle route including a circuit of the lake. The cycle route takes you from the market town of Newton Le Willows cycling mainly along country lanes and ‘B’ roads to Pennington Flash Country Park situated on the outskirts of nearby Leigh where you can explore and enjoy the delights of the country park and its amenities.

We started the route from by The Pied Bull Hotel (cycle friendly establishment – see the

link opposite)on the High Street in the centre of Newton Le Willows. Cycle left along the High Street (A) and after 70 yards TURN LEFT along Rob Lane (B).

Continue along Rob Lane as it takes you under the M6 motorway and runs on to Newton Lane passing Haydock Golf Club along the way. At the end of the lane TURN LEFT along Sandy Lane (C).

Cycle half a mile to the end of Sandy Lane passing Haydock Park Racecourse on your left. At the end of the lane TURN RIGHT on to Harvey Lane (D) towards Golborne. Continue along the road for half a mile in to the centre of Golborne, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book and you come to a junction with High Street A573.

At the junction TURN RIGHT THEN IMMEDIATE LEFT along Tanners Lane ,take care at the busy junction. Cycle along Tanners Lane as it runs on to Nook Lane and at the end of the lane TURN LEFT along Stone Cross Lane (E).

After a quarter of a mile you come to a cross road junction at the end of Stone Cross Lane. At the junction GO STRAIGHT ACROSS THE JUNCTION (F) along Slag Lane. Continue along Slag Lane for 1 mile then TURN RIGHT down Byrome Lane (G).

Continue the short distance along Byrome Lane and follow the lane as it bends to the right, Then TURN IMMEDITATE LEFT down Green Lane which takes you to the water’s edge at Pennington Flash Country Park (H).

Pennington Flash Country Park is 494 acres of parkland with The flash being 173 acres of
lake created at the turn of the 20th century. The country park is an nature reserve with several birds hides and a network of tracks and footpaths, Pennington Flash Country Park is nationally renowned for its birdlife. A variety of well-maintained paths cater for walkers,
cyclists and horse riders. Facilities include an information centre, a nine-hole municipal golf course, a car park, a children’s play area, picnic and recreation areas, bird watching facilities, fishing on certain shores, sailing, windsurfing and rowing through Leigh and
Lowton Sailing Club, a mobile café and toilets. A circuit of the Flash is approximately three
and a half miles.

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