Lightshaw Meadows forms part of the Abram Flashes, which are south of the village of Abram. Abram Flashes is a series of shallow flashes consisting of nearly 40 hectares, which form part of a string of wetlands stretching 10km from Wigan to Leigh, called the Wigan Wetlands. Abram Flashes, including Lightshaw Meadows, are major contributors to Wigan’s Greenheart Regional Park. The Greenheart Regional Park includes spaces within the heart of Wigan which have been left derelict following the decline of the mining industry.
The Meadows is a very sensitive site for wildlife and part of it is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Please keep to the paths and take extra care when exploring the area: especially during spring and summer when birds are nesting.
Jubilee Legacy Walks
A series of fifteen Jubilee Legacy Walks have been developed to celebrate the richness and diversity of Wigan Borough's green space, and provide a lasting reminder of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations of 2012. Walking is a great way to improve your physical health and mental wellbeing - aim for 150 minutes per week and you'll soon notice the difference! The walks are available for downloading from the Greenheart website.
Use the interactive map below to explore Lightshaw Meadows and the surrounding area.