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


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

Christmas at Scotman's Flash

Visit Santa with your school at Scotman's Flash

Looking for something different to do to celebrate Christmas and reward your class for all their hard work this year? If the answer's yes then you really must check this out.

If you head down to Scotman's Flash in Poolstock, Wigan you'll find a watery wonderland where your pupils will meet Father Christmas, receive a present and create their own Christmas card and Christmas decoration to take home.

But that's not all! The trip also includes a one-hour trip on a Bell Boat. Craft activities will take one hour thirty minutes.

Price Guide

Up to 10 children £100

Up to 20 children £180

Up to 30 children £255

Up to 40 children £320

Book now by calling 01942 828 508 or email

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 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