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 email

Wet & Wild Camps at Scotsman's Flash


💦Make a splash at Scotmans Flash this Summer holiday!🌞

Your kids are going to love what our team at Scotmans have planned for this Summer!

As part of the Wet & Wild Adventure Camps we will be offering a range of activities such as:

  • Sailing - Learn the basics of sailing whilst having fun playing games. 
  • Kayaking - On the kayaking they will be in single ‘Sit on top’ kayaks learning basic skills and playing games
  • Katakanu - On the Katakanu they will be on this boat all together and take a trip around the lake
  • Bellboat Pond Dipping - A Bellboat is a big stable canoe for up to 10 people, each person has a paddle, using nets to catch bugs and crawlies.
  • Stand Up Paddle boarding - participants will either be on their own or in pairs on a SUP board with a paddle.
  • Windsurfing - This consists of a windsurf board with a sail attached to it, Learn balance and then how to use the sail to catch the wind and move across the water.
  • Raft Bilding - On this activity, participants will work as teams to build a raft using barrels, logs and rope.
  • Rafted Canoeing - Using traditional open canoes that are rafted together, we will take a trip around Scotmans Flash and play some games and maybe have some races.


We offer morning and afternoon sessions so why not stay the full day, our morning sessions run from 09:30 - 12:30 and Afternoon sessions run 13:30 - 16:30.

If you require further information please email or to make a booking please call 01942 828508.

What is Scotman's Flash?Exciting times on our mobile climbing wall

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:

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

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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Upcoming Events and Activities


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

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