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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 4th March, 2010)

Fairy Glen

Fairy Glen
Fairy Glen in Haigh Plantations. Wigan has 2 Fairy Glens, see photo and comments for April, 2009.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Nikon Coolpix 7900)
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Comment by: Helen on 4th March 2010 at 08:33

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.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews [nee Mcgovern] on 4th March 2010 at 08:47

That's a lovely photo Harry,you can almost hear the water trickling down.

Comment by: pat on 4th March 2010 at 12:18

A truly magical place - well captured, lovely photo.

Comment by: Catherine on 4th March 2010 at 13:22

I haven't seen that for years! Thanks.

Comment by: cecilia, on 4th March 2010 at 17:11

Lovely photograph Harry, like to see more of your work

Comment by: Bob B on 4th March 2010 at 18:11

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.

Comment by: jackie on 4th March 2010 at 18:28

Can anyone tell me where this is? I walk in haigh hall alot but have never come across this

Comment by: David on 4th March 2010 at 19:15

Have you got a photograph of the other Fairy Glen in Wigan?

Comment by: jam on 4th March 2010 at 19:44

.... BEAUTIFUL.....

Comment by: Harry C. on 4th March 2010 at 20:05

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.

Comment by: Harry C. on 4th March 2010 at 20:18

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.

Comment by: jackie on 4th March 2010 at 20:41

Thanks Harry, I'll try this at the weekend

Comment by: Bob B. on 5th March 2010 at 09:23

Thanks for info Harry, Will take a look soon, Bob B.

Comment by: David on 5th March 2010 at 14:56

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.

Comment by: Harry C. on 5th March 2010 at 17:42

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.

Comment by: Joe W on 5th March 2010 at 17:58

David, You are correct the Fairy Glen never had a bridge years ago.This bridge looks relatively new to me.

Comment by: David on 6th March 2010 at 18:45

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

Comment by: Phil on 8th March 2010 at 11:54

I remember walking past it on the way back from the rugby club when you were making fun and poking fun!!

Comment by: phil on 9th March 2010 at 09:17

I put the comment on yesterday, but have since contacted my friend Harry Cunliffe from Wigan and it is a different HC. So - apologies

Comment by: Harry C. on 9th March 2010 at 12:25

Cheers phil. Wondered what that was about.

Comment by: Bernie on 29th March 2010 at 17:06

This is a wonderful photo although I have been to the plantations many times I have never seen this , must go back one day

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