Every so often we take a trip out with the cameras to Haigh Hall or Haigh Woodland Park to give it its new and correct title.
It is literally just down the road from where we live and over the last 18 months has undergone a dramatic transformation.
With a brand new courtyard food area, artisan markets, new woodland walks and the hall itself now a high quality hotel there has been no shortage of investment put in and hats off to Wigan Council they’ve had the foresight and strategic view to turn one of the most underused assets in the borough into something that everyone can be proud of.
Whether you want to take the kids on the fantastic adventure playground or just lose yourself in the extensive woods this is the place for you. It is, dare we say it, actually quite trendy and mirrors what seems to be a current drive giving a whole new feel to where we live in Standish - new housing attracting young families, new restaurants, micro breweries and a range of other outlets maybe not normally associated with a suburb of Wigan.
Whilst we may be some way off being a Chorlton or Didsbury this is how these places start to get noticed and its fascinating to watch it happen around you. Now, if we could just get a train station…..
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