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Your pace, your time, your SixPack Challenge

Wigan SixPack

Discover and enjoy six rewarding scenic routes in Wigan. 

The Winter Challenge is Open!

The deadline to complete the routes and submit evidence for the Winter challenge is the 31st March 2024

What is it?

We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances.

Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. Choose any route, at any time and in any order!

How Does it Work?

We provide you with bespoke turn-by-turn audio instructions as well as precise locations for the start and parking, ensuring safe and seamlessly smooth route navigation and outdoor discovery.

What Do I Need?

You will need a smartphone and these two apps: RunGo and what3words 

You will also need a link to the SixPack location group which will be sent in your participant pack following your registration.

What Do I Get?

You will receive the following on signing up:

  • Six bespoke routes crafted by runners for runners
  • Access to each route, all with carefully customised turn-by-turn navigation
  • Access to an Interactive Leaderboard
  • Informative and easy-to-use instructions

On completion of all six routes you will receive a bespoke SixPack medal. Choose from either the original SixPack Metal Medal or the Summer Challenge Wooden Medal.

The Routes

Haigh ya!

Haigh Ya! 8K

Haigh Woodland Park

Haigh Woodland is a historic park in Wigan, the current hall was erected around 1827-1840 but the earliest recorded title dates back to 1295. It’s seen numerous heirs and the land was even once used for coal mining. Take a tour through its now extensive plantations and woodland paths. Home to an array of mammals, birds, amphibious and insets you might even catch a glimpse of a roe deer. 

Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman 7K

Wigan Flashes

Part of the the greenheart sites that were once the mining and textile industries in the area, when these declined, the mines closed and large areas of empty land were left behind. Now the Flashes have been re-colonised from its result of mining subsidence into shallow wetlands forming a haven of seedbeds, mosslands and open water for local wildlife to thrive. Take in the tranquility of this beautiful environment not far from the centre of Wigan to escape the busyness of modern life.

run and hide

Run & Hide 5K

Pennington Flash

One of eight local sites comprising the Flashes of Wigan and Leigh, it was designated an NNR (National Nature Reserve) in October 2022. They were formed by the ‘flash’ flooding of former coal mining site and now boast an exceptional range of habitats including open water, swamp, tall herb fen, seedbed, grassland and woodland. Take your pick, you will see this diversity on your run as well as a section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry 6K

Three Sister Nature Reserve

Named after the once famous three large spoil heaps Three Sisters Nature Reserve is a wildlife wetland reserve. The route skirts the lake, home to a variety of birdlife and lays track to wetland terrain with impressive vistas and tranquil scenery along the way, its mining activity a part of the distant past.

Spring in your step

Spring in your Step 11k

New Springs

Starting out from New Springs on the Crawfords Wood Bridle Path you’ll then join a section of the National Cycle Route 55, a former railway line. Enjoy the pleasant tree-lined trails before heading into the beautiful Borsdane Wood and then on a section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. 

How Low can you go

How Low can you Go 5k

Low Hall and Amberswood

Another area in the Greenheart of Wigan, Amberswood and Low Hall boast an impressive mixture of small lakes, ponds, wetlands, woodlands and wildflower meadows. Low Hall which is adjacent to Amberswood is a smaller reserve with hidden fairy gardens, mixed art pieces and its own stone circle. The path allows the escape to nature, you might even see a nesting swan or many of the native wildlife on route.

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Pricing

Standard Price

Individual Entry
£ 22
50
  • Access to all routes
  • Bespoke Turn by Turn Navigation
  • Medal Reward
Popular

Group Booking

5 or more entires
£ 19
50
each
  • Acess to all routes
  • Bespoke Turn by Turn Navigation
  • Medal Reward
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