Three Sisters part of the Flashes National Nature Reserve

Explore Three Sisters part of the Flashes National Nature Reserve 

Three Sisters is a family-friendly visitors attraction where the Carbon Landscape story is brought to life.

Three Sisters Access for all comprises 3km wheelchair accessible paths co-produced with local groups with additional needs.

The Easter Egg Treasure Hunt is always a highlight with egg rolling down Arena Hill, one of the former coal spoil heaps.

A family-friendly site to enjoy:

The site is the former Garswood Hall Collieries and the Three Sisters were the spoil heaps. Heritage information by Ian Winstanley of the Friends of Three Sisters [hyperlink History of Three Sister Recreation Area | Carbon Landscapes]

The site is owned by Wigan Council and has an active Friends of Tree [hyperlink Friends of Three Sisters | Friends of Three Sisters Information (] and the Hamlet social enterprise [hyperlink The Hamlet - Three Sisters - Wigan ( coffee shop operates in term time.












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.

Related projects 


Family activities


Picnic tables


Wheelchair accessible