Pennington Flash is not only a great place to swim but also has some interesting attractions for your family if they accompany you: -
Pennington Flash Country Park was officially opened in 1981. The Flash was originally larger than it is today. The Park has a number of tracks and paths that offer walks of varying length through the nature reserve. Some of the paths lead to a pleasant section of the Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath and some of the paths follow the routes of the railway lines that used to be in the area. It is possible to walk around the perimeter of The Flash, a distance of about 3 miles.
There are 7 bird hides, some of them having views of smaller flashes. Bunting Hide attracts a large number of common woodland birds at its feeding station. Pennington Flash has always been a birdwatchers' paradise. More than 230 species have been recorded with each season having something different to offer. Insects also provide some interest. 20 species of butterfly and 16 species of dragonfly have been recorded in recent years. Wild flowers grow in profusion around the nature reserve.