About Greenheart

Greenheart stretches from Leigh all the way up to Haigh Woodland Park and includes plenty of beautiful parks, woodlands, wetlands, canals and green spaces for you to visit. There is so much to see and discover, whether you want to spend a whole day exploring with the family or an hour having a leisurely stroll.

Many of the sites that lie at the heart of Greenheart were once the mining and textile industries driving growth and development in the borough. When these traditional industries declined and the mines closed, large areas of empty land were left behind.

Developing Greenheart

Since the 1970s the council and its partners have been working to improve these areas. Many have developed into exciting natural environments over the years, rich in wildlife and diverse habitats. The canals that run through Greenheart have seen investment, along with other routes for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and will join up the Greenheart sites.

Greenheart is being delivered by a number of partners working in Wigan. Key partners sit on the Greenheart Partnership Board and lead on steering the programme, helping to make sure Greenheart can achieve its aims.

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