Walking at Haigh


Haigh Woodland Park is a walkers paradise. Stroll through our enchanting woods and find a nice spot for a picnic, take a relaxing ramble along the canal, or enjoy a morning meander across the park, on your way to a tasty lunch at Haigh Kitchen Courtyard.

However you choose to enjoy our green haven, we've got you covered with a series of Haigh Woodland Park walking guides, created to show you the best bits and hidden gems of Haigh Woodland Park.

We're currently putting together a bid for National Lottery funding to restore the signposts for these walks and introduce many more.

Walks to download

Take a look at our recommended walking routes and experience the best of Haigh Woodland Park.

Share your woodland walks

Got a favourite walk through Haigh Woodland Park you'd like to share?

Email the Haigh Woodland Park team with a couple of photos illustrating the best bits and we'll include it on this page.

Walking programmes

Looking to join a walking group? Be Well leisure and wellbeing services run a number of Active Outdoors walking programmes from venues across Wigan and Leigh.

Most walking programmes range from 1 to 2 hours, with short 30 minute walks available, so there's something suitable for all fitness levels and abilities.

Facilities and accessibility

A large car park is located near Haigh Hall and has a number of disabled parking spaces available. Haigh Woodland Park is now operating a ticketed barrier pay system in all car parks. This means payment is on exit from the car park, so there will be no ticket to display.

Car parking is free up to 30 minutes, £1.50 between 30 mins and 90 mins, and £3 all day thereafter. Parking can be paid using cash or card. The car park is open 8am-5pm weekdays and 7.30am-5pm at the weekend.

All pathways in the upper side of the park are accessible for wheelchair users. Further down from our picnic areas, some of the walking paths are uneven and rougher in terrain so those with accessibility issues may require assistance.