Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 4th March, 2010)
Photo: Harry Cunliffe (Nikon Coolpix 7900)
Lovely photo, the term Fairy Glen came into my mind before I had scrolled the pic right down. Nice to see Wigan has some secret places.
That's a lovely photo Harry,you can almost hear the water trickling down.
A truly magical place - well captured, lovely photo.
I haven't seen that for years! Thanks.
Lovely photograph Harry, like to see more of your work
Hi Harry, Very nice photo, When i was a as a child we played round this area,Forgotten how to get there, is there any chance you could give a brief description of how i could get there,say from the plantation gates on Wigan Lane,as i would like to take a look again, after a lot of years, Thanks, Bob.
Can anyone tell me where this is? I walk in haigh hall alot but have never come across this
Have you got a photograph of the other Fairy Glen in Wigan?
jackie, If you walk down from Haigh Hall to the old railway bridge, turn right after crossing the bridge, when you reach the quarry on your right you will see some steps on the left just after the quarry,climb the steps and follow the path for 75 yards or so and you will come to the little bridge over the waterfall. Good luck. H.
Bob B. Cross the bridge over the River Douglas follow the path to the left along the river, when it bends to the left
right and starts to climb look out for the path that joins on the right, 50 yards along look to your left,and you can see the waterfall, or keep on the main path untill you see the steps on your right go up the steps and you will come to the bridge over the waterfall. Cheers H.
Thanks Harry, I'll try this at the weekend
Thanks for info Harry, Will take a look soon, Bob B.
Well, I have finally worked it out. This IS the Fairy Glen that I asked about in April last year. I hesitated because of the bridge, the fairy glen I knew had a stone bridge not the one in the photograph. But I remembered that the stone bridge is further back up the stream and is probably still there. The bridge in the photograph wasn't there in the 1950s and 60s, there wasn't any sort of bridge, when I used to play there, and must have been added sometime since.
David, the stone bridge that you remember is probably the one that you cross on the main path over the stream further back. Cheers H.
David, You are correct the Fairy Glen never had a bridge years ago.This bridge looks relatively new to me.
Just found this link to A Fairy Glen in Parbold. Wouldn't be nice there was a sign near the one above. http://photopeach.com/album/189f092
I remember walking past it on the way back from the rugby club when you were making fun and poking fun!!
I put the comment on yesterday, but have since contacted my friend Harry Cunliffe from Wigan and it is a different HC. So - apologies
Cheers phil. Wondered what that was about.
This is a wonderful photo although I have been to the plantations many times I have never seen this , must go back one day