Low Hall Nature Reserve

Low Hall, part of the Flashes of Wigan and Leigh NNR, is located right next to Amberswood and, although smaller, is also a very important link in the Wigan Borough wildlife corridor. It has a mixture of woodland and wetland and is rich in wildlife and habitats.

The area is a haven for nesting birds in spring and summer including five RSPB red listed birds, as well as attracting large numbers of Damselflies and Dragonflies. The protected water vole is regularly recorded on site.

The reserve was developed 30 years ago under a reclamation scheme, which saw the area planted with a mix of both native and non-native tree species. The ease of access, proximity to housing and links with local rights of way provides a much valued community resource.

Key habitats

  • Open water
  • Swamp
  • Scrub
  • Woodland


Over the years, many projects have taken place in Low Hall involving local residents to improve and protect the environment. Along with its high biodiversity, the reserve is valued as a local amenity and resource for education and awareness. 

Targets for conservation and access have been set for the reserve, forming part of the NNR management plan. Active involvement in this plan by different site users will result in a sustainable working approach for the future of the reserve.


Low Hall Nature Reserve has a small car park located directly off Liverpool Road opposite Crompton Street. View car park on Google Maps (external link).


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  • Car parking
  • Footpaths and nature walks

Friends of Low Hall

For further information on the Friends of Low Hall and how to get involved visit the Friends of Low Hall website (external link).

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