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Trails in Manchester

Discover the wild side of Manchester while trekking in Manchester's countryside. Perfect for day trips or walking holidays.

  • A City Performs

    A City Performs

    Walking RouteThe drive for innovation and change that made Manchester the city it is today is reflected by its theatrical history.

  • Ashton Canal

    Ashton Canal

    Walking RouteThe Ashton Canal forms part of the ‘Cheshire Ring’ and links the Huddersfield Narrow and Peak Forest Canals with the Rochdale and Bridgewater Canals.

  • Bridgewater Way

    Bridgewater Way

    Cycling and Mountain BikingThe Bridgewater Way is a regeneration project that will create a 65km/39 mile leisure route for walkers and cyclists along the historic Bridgewater Canal. Cyclists are now being encouraged to use improved sections of the canal tow path.

  • Bury Circular Cycle Route

    Bury Circular Cycle Route

    Cycling RouteA moderate 13 mile ride for a leisure or mountain bike. The route follows roads, cycle paths and off-road surfaced paths with some hills

  • CAMRA Pub Stagger - Deansgate Station

    CAMRA Pub Stagger - Deansgate Station

    Walking RouteCAMRA has produced four "Pub Staggers" to guide you around some of Manchester's finest taverns. They each start from one of the city centre's four main rail stations, meaning there's a convenient starting point nearby no matter where you are.

  • CAMRA Pub Stagger - Oxford Road Station

    CAMRA Pub Stagger - Oxford Road Station

    Walking RouteCAMRA has produced four "Pub Staggers" to guide you around some of Manchester's finest taverns. They each start from one of the city centre's four main rail stations, meaning there's a convenient starting point nearby no matter where you are.

  • CAMRA Pub Stagger - Piccadilly Station

    CAMRA Pub Stagger - Piccadilly Station

    Walking RouteCAMRA has produced four "Pub Staggers" to guide you around some of Manchester's finest taverns. They each start from one of the city centre's four main rail stations, meaning there's a convenient starting point nearby no matter where you are.

  • CAMRA Pub Stagger - Victoria Station

    CAMRA Pub Stagger - Victoria Station

    Walking RouteCAMRA has produced four "Pub Staggers" to guide you around some of Manchester's finest taverns. They each start from one of the city centre's four main rail stations, meaning there's a convenient starting point nearby no matter where you are.

  • Country Walks

    Country Walks

    Walking Route

  • Creativity and the City - Contemporary Arts

    Creativity and the City - Contemporary Arts

    Walking RouteManchester has a long history of creativity, and innovation has led the city to be a city of firsts.

  • Curious About Manchester

    Curious About Manchester

    Walking RouteTwo self guided, treasure hunt style heritage walks around Manchester city centre.

  • Health Walks

    Health Walks

    Walking RouteHealth walks are short organised walks, often led by trained volunteers from the local community. Designed with health in mind they can improve both physical and mental health by offering a safe, relaxed and sociable atmosphere in which to walk.

  • Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    ArticleThe Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail is a unique and fun way to explore the diverse city.

  • Mersey Valley Banky Meadows
  • Mersey Valley Firs Wood

    Mersey Valley Firs Wood

    Walking Route