Pennington Flash Country Park
This 490 acre park is located in Leigh, Greater Manchester. The main feature is the 170 acre lake which is now a nature reserve with a number of bird hides. Over 200 bird species have been spotted at the park such as Black-faced Bunting, Nightingale, Marsh Harrier, Spoonbill and Leach's Storm-petre.
The park has a number of well maintained paths suitable for cyclists or walkers.
Facilities include an information centre, mobile cafe and nine hole golf course. The Bridgwater Canal also passes through the park so you can continue your walk/cycle along the towpath if you have time.
You could try our Worsley Canal Walk which runs from Worsley in Salford to the park.
The Glazebrook Trail long distance footpath also passes the park. You could easily pick it up and head south through the countryside towards Glazebury, Great Woolden Moss and Glazebrook.