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Pennington Flash is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Leigh, Greater Manchester, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 190 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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A birdwatching walk around Pennington Flash in Pennington Country Park where 230 bird species have been recorded. There's many alternative routes around the flash. Make sure you visit the feeding station in Bunting Hide.

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Paula Gittins
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Adam Tudor
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Really nice, easy stroll. Unfortunately, having to rejoin a main road to leave and return to the path around the lake brings it down a little. Not too muddy despite recent rain. Aggressive swans (nothing new there) and plenty to see along the route. All bird hides were closed though, hopefully open again soon

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sarah madine
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Loved it. This ap was helpful. We had a 3 and 7 year old with us. It wasnt particularly hilly but long.

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Liam Hilditch
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Hannah Matthews
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WalkingOver grown

this trail is NOT pram friendly at all. I passed many people with prams on other trails but non were doing this one. there are parts so muddy and uneven that a pram cannot get through. I had to divert a few times. also had to struggle through an overgrown path so small pram really struggled. luckily my son can walk to made him get out for that bit as was impossible to push a heavy pram though.

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Paulo Goulart
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Mr & Mrs B
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Good walk, muddy in parts.. Parking is chargeable Toilets on site - take tissue though as none is provided Hot dog/burger van available as well as an ice cream van.

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Bradley Frater
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Great walk in the fog!!

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Thomas Harrison
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Paul Berry
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Stephen Scott
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Came out with the family for a walk was not the best trail I've been on, only really seen the lake on the first part of the trail, second half was mostly on the pavement on a busy road not the most enjoyable.

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Brian Jones
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Nice walk, with good views of Rivington Pike and Pennine Moors, whilst on the south side of the Flash.

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Anna Banana
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This is a great, easy walk to do, and we always love coming back! We took our dog and she was off lead most of the time, only around the farm with livestock (small portion of the walk) did we have to put her on lead. Lots of fields for you to throw a ball for the dog, and opportunities to take a dip in the water on a hot day. It does get quite busy on a nice summer day, so be prepared to fight for parking!

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Greg Pal
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Michael Howard
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Chris Isherwood
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Amy Burrows
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chloe killen
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denise syme
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Kenny Peers
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Luisa Costa
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Prabhat Maheshwari
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The Chiefs Corner
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Greg Whitworth
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Rick Robb
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Keith Waddilove
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Rachel Aldred
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Khin Sau
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James Healey
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Dawn Eaton
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