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Brian Murphy
The walk is about 5 miles long. Starting at the car park and down to the canal, a feat of  17th century engineering. Then passing on down through Lady Mabel’s wood, (of Newton le Willows fame) and whose ghost is said to walk the estate.
Carrying on to the lower plantation, where we will see a Receptacle and then returning up across the canal through the upper plantation, noting a few hopefully interesting historical points along the way back to the car park.  Additional historical information in the document attached – see below (2 page A4). 
Start point and time
Meet at 12.30 Haigh Hall Car Park WN2 1PE. £3 for the day.
Directions to start
From M6
Turn off at J27 for Standish A5209, after 1.4 miles at the main lights, turn left (follow brown sign for Haigh Hall) on to Wigan Road.
After 1.4 miles at the Boars’s Head pub on the right, turn left at the small roundabout onto Chorley Road (Brown Sign)
After 0.89 miles turn right at the small island onto B5239 Red Rock Lane which continues into School Lane. After a mile the road has a sharp left bend, here turn right to continue along School lane. After about half mile you will see the car park entrance.
From M61
Turn off at J6 for A6 then left again at the island onto A6.  After half a mile take a right at the T junction lights onto the B5239 Dicconson Lane. Continue for 1.8 miles to a small double island. Carry straight on (Brown Signage) for 0.7 miles to Haigh village.
At a sharp right bend, carry straight on into Copperas Lane past the front of the public house for about 0.7 miles where you will reach the car park.
Brian Murphy on 07855 197 607
Changes and cancellation
In the event that there are any changes to the regulations (for example a further lockdown) before the walk, which means that it will not be able to proceed, an email will be sent to everyone booked on the walk. Very occasionally, due to severe weather or another serious event, a walk may be cancelled. In these instances, a note will be added to the website at least TWO hours before Start Time. So, do check the website before you set out, and if in doubt use the walk leader’s mobile contact number.
If you need to cancel contact general@outonsunday.co.uk. If it’s on the day please call the Walk Leader instead.
Remember that social distancing applies throughout the walk, and bring face covering and hand sanitiser, just in case. If you are car-sharing or using public transport, follow the relevant rules and guidance.
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