Three Sisters

There is a lot on offer at the Three Sisters Recreation Area, whether you are looking for the chance to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside, or to have a go at racing on the track on site.

Visitors to the site will be impressed by the tranquil beauty of the lake which plays home to a variety of birdlife including Canada geese, Mute swans, Grey heron and Kingfisher. Coarse fishing, canoeing and model boats are available by day ticket on the lake and the extensive surrounding footpaths are a haven for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

The  woodland bird feeding station provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy closer views of local wildlife with regular visitors including the nationally rare Willow Tit, plus Jays Chaffinch, Spotted Woodpecker.

Picnic and play areas can be found on site together with a Visitor Centre, toilets and free parking.

For those looking for a thrill, the Three Sisters Race Circuit, one of the most versatile race circuits in the UK is situated alongside the recreation area. For further information contact: 01942 270230.

Future exciting developments include a major new wetland which will provide a publicly accessible wildlife wetland reserve, increasing the biodiversity of the area, and provide a gateway for visitors into the wider Wigan Flashes nature reserve.

Directions and Facilities

Getting there by bus 600/602 from Ashton or Wigan get off at Bryn Cross (A49) and walk the short route down Bryn Road to Lockett Road then on to Three Sisters Road.

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Is there disabled access

Some of the footpaths around here can be used by disabled visitors, but full access is not currently offered


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car parking, toilets, footpaths, hides and nature walks, fishing and horse riding

  • Toilets and Free Parking
  • Extensive footpaths cater for walkers, cyclists and horse riders
  • Information Point (none staffed)
  • Coarse fishing by day ticket on the Lake from September to April.
  • Canoeing and model boats on the Lake by day ticket
  • Woodland feeding station for close up views of birds

Opening Times

All year round (Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day)


There is a full Ranger service which provides education and fun activities throughout the year, the main one being a Family Fun Day in May. For further information contact 01942 720453 or get your personal guide the “ Be Alive” park events booklet.

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