Lightshaw Meadows

Lightshaw Meadows

Welcome to the Lightshaw Meadows website. Here you will be able to discover more about this unique mosaic of wetlands which have been shaped by the area’s fascinating history.

Lightshaw Meadows is a hidden gem with many stories to tell about the area's past, present and future. Uniquely, it combines an opportunity to celebrate both the area's industrial past and its natural heritage. It provides a living example of how industries like coal mining have shaped our landscape and environment today. The Lightshaw Meadows project has been able to manage and improve this vital natural habitat, ensuring its protection for years to come. Lightshaw is now a special place where people can come to quietly enjoy nature and escape the pressures of modern life.

As part of the project to restore Lightshaw Meadows, its local heritage is celebrated in this website. It has been produced with the help of local people, who have provided resources, images and stories about the area.

It really is worth going... it’s quite a beauty spot.” Kenny