Lightshaw Meadows Part of the Flashes National Nature Reserve

Explore Lightshaw Meadows Part of the Flashes National Nature Reserve 


Lightshaw Meadows is a central site in the clusters of sites that is part of the Flashes of Wigan and Leigh National Nature Reserve (NNR). Lightshaw Meadows is an area of open countryside and a beautiful mosaic of wetlands located in the heart of Abram. The land has been created over many years from mining subsidence.

Lightshaw Meadows covers an area of 18 hectares, 13 hectares of which has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  

Wildlife highlights include yellow wagtail, lapwing, willow tit and other creatures such as bats, water voles and invertebrates with thanks to the conservation grazing of rare breed cattle.

The site is managed with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, City of Trees and Wigan Flashes Conservation and Community Group


Golbourne, Warrington WA3 3UH

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