This morning's blast of Autumn sunshine meant a lovely meandering walk alongside Scotman's Flash in Poolstock, Wigan. Since I didn't take my little Fujipix camera, these photos were all taken with my Samsung mobile phone!
Wigan Flashes are a group of wetlands, which were formed originally as a result of mining subsidence. Over time this area has evolved into landscape rich in flora and fauna and is a haven for birds. Its hard to imagine that just 100 years ago this area formed one of the major coal fields in the area.
What a legacy those hard working miners left to the town.
Scotman's Flash alongside the Leeds-Liverpool Canal
Mum and her babies
From Ugly ducklings....
.....to a beautiful swan!
A View from the Bridge
My favourite stopping place gives a perfect view of the
Leeds-Liverpool canal towards Poolstock