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Trans Pennine Trail
The journey through Trafford stretches 14km (8.7 miles ). Entering from Warrington across the River Bollin, along the former Heatley Skelton Junction Disused Railway to Cinderland Crossing, Broadheath. This section was opened in 1998 and is managed by the Bollin Valley Partnership.
The route continues northwards along Dairyhouse and Sinderland Lanes to Carrington Moss. It passes through Dainwell Woods, a woodland resource owned by Shell UK up to Carrington Lane. The route continues along Banky Lane to a bridge across the river Mersey at Carrington Spur. The route continues along River Mersey and follows Kickety Brook to link Hawthorn Lane, Stretford to the Bridgewater Canal. This section of the Trail is managed by Mersey Valley Countryside Warden Service on behalf of the Council. The route continues eastwards along River Mersey into Manchester through to Chorlton Water Park.
Within the Trafford area there are a number of car parks along the route: off Henshall Lane in Dunham, of Baltic Road/Atlantic Road at Broadheath, off Banky Lane - Ashton on Mersey, at Sale Water Park, Hawthorn Lane, and Turn Moss.
The Dunham Section of the trail offers lots of opportunties to branch off for something to eat or drink or places to visit. You could also add in the circular cycle route "The Flatlands of Dunham", download a copy from www.greatermanchesterscountryside.com.