Haigh Woodland Parkrun

Haigh Woodland
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Overview

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Haigh Country Park, Haigh, Wigan. The course is run on a mixture of woodland paths and tarmac paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Course Description

Starting near the children’s play area, the course heads out past the crazy golf and onto the woodland paths. Following the paths the course crosses the miniature railway twice. You then come off the woodland path, turning left onto the main disused driveway. This is a downhill section, keep going over the canal bridge then turn left just after the pig pen. You are now back onto woodland paths that can get muddy, but it is beautiful and fun. As you come out of the woods, you cross the driveway and back into the woods on the opposite side. Here is where the course gently starts an incline. When you emerge from the woodlands, you turn left back onto the driveway, and up back over the canal bridge, this time stay left to follow the woodland path back up the hill. This path then crosses the driveway, where you go back along the path you took out for the first 1k, however, as you get to the top, you take a slight right, then left, to finish on a straight. The course is challenging, fun and rewarding, set in beautiful surroundings with lots to see en route.

Facilities

Toilets, Car park (£1.50 for 90mins and £3 all day), Café, Children's play area.

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