Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas, 10 miles south-west of Bolton, 12 miles north of Warrington and 17 miles west-northwest of Manchester. Once the centre of the Lancashire coalfield - in the late 1800s there were 1,000 pit shafts within five miles of the town centre. Wigan no longer has any collieries. The last pit, Bickershaw, closed in 1992.
On your doorstep
The town of Wigan provides a wide range of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as a choice of supermarkets. The area has a choice of infant, primary and secondary schools providing education for children of all ages.
Enjoying life at Bakersfield
Bakersfield is close to Haigh Hall and is great for walks. Situated on Cale Lane approximately 3 miles from the town of Wigan, the surrounding area has a strong residential character. Beyond the development to the north lies agricultural land and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
Getting out and about
The development is well served by public transport and there are several bus stops in the area, the nearest being on Cale Lane, whilst the train stations at Hindley and Ince can connect you to the larger rail network. Bakersfield has excellent road links with easy access to the M6, M57 and M61, putting the whole region within reach. Manchester International Airport is less than 30 miles away, making it perfect for holidaymakers and business travellers alike. There are regular bus services, with a bus stop close to the development on Cale Lane.