Pennington Flash is a lake created at the turn of the 20th century by coal mining subsidence, mainly from Bickershaw Colliery. Before the flash the area contained two farms, both of which were abandoned in the early 1900s due to flooding.During the 1960s and 1970s the idea to convert the flash for recreation was emerging and the country park was opened in 1981.
Pennington Flash Country Park is a nature reserve. Over 230 bird species have been recorded on site including black-faced bunting, nightingale, marsh harrier, spoonbill and Leach's storm-petrel. Additionally, a wide variety of butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies can be spotted in the area.
Park Area: 283280.00 SQM
- Fishing on certain shores
Private sports courts