Three Sisters

Explore Three Sisters 

Three Sisters is a visitors attraction where the Carbon Landscape story is told in an inspiring way.

New wheelchair-friendly trails with heritage audios, wildlife rubbings and an enchanted tree trail were installed in 2020.  This beautiful place has a much celebrated lakeside circular route, bird feeding station, pond dipping and bird hide over the wider wetlands to allow you to get a closer view of the magnificent wildlife where you may get the chance to view Goosanders, Mute Swans, Grey Heron and Kingfisher. This diverse place is home to a national rare bird called the willow tit.  

The site is the former Garswood Hall Collieries and the Three Sisters were the spoil heaps. Please enjoy these free resources to help you explore the site. (kids)



Useful info 

The Recreation Area is open every day of the year during daylight hours. The wheelchair-accessible toilet requires a radar key and is the only toilet available.  

For cafe opening hours please see

There is also a friendly and active group called the Three Sisters Friends of Group. If you would like more information then check out


Three Sisters Recreation Area, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 8DD, UK.

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Family activities


Picnic tables


Wheelchair accessible