Outdoor Adventure


Outdoor Adventure is all about enjoying the great outdoors with activities for all the family.

On this page we'll focus on Scotmans Flash, our fantastic outdoor adventure centre set by a huge lake just 10 minutes from the centre of Wigan.

The Outdoor Adventure team also runs Haigh High Ropes, an amazing aerial adventure at Haigh Woodland Park, and a huge variety of al fresco activities for all the family.

We'll be expanding this website to include everything we have to offer. To find out about our forthcoming adventures, call 01942 828 271 or email outdooradventure@wlct.org.

Have fun and learn water sports at Scotmans Flash

Exciting times on our mobile climbing wall

What is Scotmans Flash?

Welcome to Scotmans Flash - an outdoor adventure centre and nature reserve just 10 minutes from the centre of Wigan.

Here you can enjoy a vast range of water sports, including coaching and courses for people of all abilities delivered by our fully qualified and friendly instructors.

Some of the activities offered include:

  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Sailing and windsurfing
  • Archery
  • Bushcraft
  • Teambuilding sessions
  • Climbing

Outdoor adventure for everyone

Scotmans Flash offers something for people of all ages.

Our courses and sessions have been highly recommended by:

  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Colleges
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Businesses.

 Don't take our word for it - check out Scotmans Flash on TripAdvisor.

Schools and Scotmans Flash

We've helped thousands of pupils from schools across the north west to enjoy the thrills of being out on the water and in a safe and supervised environment.

Our outdoor adventure courses and challenges bring out the best in everyone, using excitement to drive achievement.

Scotmans Flash offers schools...

  • Nationally recognised qualifications and courses
  • Exciting activities and events
  • Educational courses linked to the curriculum
  • Activity programmes to suit your needs.

Read our Outdoor Education brochure

Our partners

The Outdoor Education Team is approved as a provider by the following organisations:

  • AALA Logo
  • RYA logo
  • NICAS logo
  • British Canoe Union
  • Learning Outside Classroom logo
  • Adventure Mark Logo

Where we are

You'll find the Scotmans Flash outdoor adventure centre next door to Wigan Sailing Club off Rushdene in Worsley Mesnes.

Use sat nav? Dial in our postcode: WN3 5HJ

Contact us

To find out about our forthcoming courses or to hire or facilities, call 01942 828 271 or email outdooradventure@wlct.org.