Wigan Pie Walk

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11/12/2022 All day

Co-ordinator; Ian Charters

11 December
Wonders of Wigan Ian & Pauline Charters

Wigan is awash with industrial archaeology as well as other wonders and this will be a wander around the very best of the Wonders of Wigan. The Wigan Flight - 21 locks lifting the canal 200 feet out of Wigan - is well known, while Aspull Sough, a 17th-century mine drainage system, is almost a secret. We’ll visit both and if the weather is kind should see the largest baked bean factory in the world and try the best pies in Wigan. 

Meet at SD630074 where there should be sufficient parking and we’ll leave at 09:30 intending to have lunch at The Raven in Wigan. Around 20km, mostly flat and probably muddy in parts. Bring a head-torch, just in case, and please let me know by Tuesday, 6th December, if you are coming. Contact details in the handbook. 

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