Pennington Flash Country Park, Leigh, Lancs. A 200 hectare Country Park, centred on a 70 hectare lake or Flash. A variety of well maintained paths cater for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
One of the premier bird watching sites in the North West with several hides overlooking the Nature Reserve. Key hides are the Horrocks hide and Bunting Hide.
The Horrocks Hide overlooks "The Spit" - the remnants of an old railway line that crosses the main Flash. Here is where most of the rare sightings of gulls, waders and waterfowl are seen.