Scotman's Flash


Scotman's Flash is a fantastic outdoor adventure centre just 10 minutes from the centre of Wigan featuring a huge lake and lots of exciting experiences for everyone to enjoy.

Scotman's Flash is the perfect place for watersports, whether you're brand new to canoeing, sailing and kayaking or want to get your game on with courses and qualifications to match your skills.


To find out about forthcoming adventures call 01942 828 271 or email

Have fun and learn water sports at Scotman's Flash

Easter Wet and Wild Adventure Camps

Want something new to try with the kids this Easter?

Our wonderful Wet & Wild Adventure Camp at Scotman's Flash could be just the ticket.

Enjoy sailing, kayaking, raft building, paddle boarding, windsurfing or mountain biking for just £12 per session between Tuesday 11 April and Thursday 13 April.

Sessions are either for the morning or afternoon but if you want to stay for the day it's just £22.  Suitable for children aged seven to 16 - must be water confident and able to ride a bike if taking part in the mountain biking. session

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Booking in advance is essential - Call 01942 828 508 or email

Bring a packed lunch and drink if you're staying for the day.

For watersports you will need to bring a  towel, old trainers that can get wet, spare t-shirt and swimwear - or something to wear under a wetsuit.

For mountain biking you'll need to make sure you're wearing old trainers that can get muddy.

Morning sessions start at 9.30am and finish at 12.30pm. Afternoon sessions start at 1.30pm and finish at 4.30pm.


Exciting times on our mobile climbing wall

What is Scotman's Flash?

Welcome to Scotman's 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

Scotman's 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 Scotman's Flash on TripAdvisor.

Schools and Scotman's 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.

Scotman's 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:

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

Where we are

You'll find the Scotman's 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