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Feb 28, 2024

Haigh & Aspull

Why Lancasters love Haigh & Aspull… A small village on the outskirts of Wigan, which gives a semi-rural feel, as it fringes Blackrod and Aspull. St. David Haigh and Aspull School holds a good Ofsted report, located on Copperas Lane, which is set within Haigh Country Park. Haigh Country Park is famous in Wigan and further afield for its impressive grounds and woodlands. The extensive plantations cover forty miles of pathways, which is ideal for dog walkers.  The grounds lead to various hotspots in the Wigan area, such as; Wigan Lane, Whelley and Aspull. Within the grounds there are two championship-standard golf courses with first-class facilities.  It is ideal for youngsters too, with a newly refurbished play area and courtyard selling arts and crafts and a cafe serving hot and cold refreshments. Haigh Hall itself dates back to 1827, and is currently owned by Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. A variety of events take place at the hall, such as; arts & craft fairs, vintage fairs, organised tours and weddings to name but a few. Based between Wigan town centre, Blackrod and Westhoughton, Aspull boasts; good primary schools, canal walks, pubs, restaurants, cafes and convenience stores, such as; butchers, bakers, hairdressers, chemist and a dry cleaners. The small town has a rugby union and football clubs plus village green where numerous after school activities take place. This is a village with its own identity and community spirit- don’t miss the  annual ‘worm charming’ event which takes place during the summer months, organised by the Parish Hall. An ideal area for those needing to live between Bolton and Wigan  and requiring excellent access to junction 6 of the M61.