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Walking in Greater Manchester

Walking in Greater Manchester

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Walking Trails in Manchester

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  1. Ramsbottom, Summerseat and Holcombe

    In some ways a historic trail around Ramsbottom; this circular walk reveals the rich character and close relationship between landscape and community. This walk can be combined with a trip on the restored East Lancashire Steam Railway.

  2. Add Saddleworth Cycle and Horse Riding Trail to your Itinerary

    Saddleworth Cycle and Horse Riding Trail

    Oldham

    Castlehaw Valley is on the fringe of the Pennine moors, with untamed hills and deep peat gullies. Wind your way along the Roman roads and pack horse trails taking in the ever changing moorland colours of this dramatic landscape.

  3. Saddleworth Circuit

    A good walk with some strenuous hilly sections. The route takes in the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, country lanes, weavers’ cottages and Saddleworth Church before returning through the village of Uppermill. There are a number of options to shorten the...

  4. The South Pennine Water Trail

    Discover Hollingworth Lake and Littleborough with this delightful 5 mile walk. With scenic views over the Pennines this circular route takes in some of the best countryside the area has to offer. The initial section of the walk offers easy walking...

  5. Moorland Waters

    The secluded Piethorne Valley is hidden from view and deep in the folds of the high Pennine moors. Victorian reservoirs built to supply water to the surrounding area dominate the valley and provide a wonderful backdrop to this moorland walk. The...

  6. Worsley Village

    This 3-mile circular walk around Worsley takes in the picturesque village, the Bridgewater Canal, its fascinating heritage and explores the rich woodland area of Worsley Woods.

  7. Wigan Pier to Appley Bridge

    Starting at the iconic Wigan Pier and meandering through the Douglas Valley. This is a lovely canal-side trail mixing attractive and rich natural industrial heritage.

  8. Wigan Pier to Arley Hall

    This is a canal-side trail rich in natural history and heritage. Starting at the iconic Wigan Pier, the trail takes you along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and up Wigan’s famous flight of 23 locks to Top Lock. Then on through the wonderful and...

  9. Middlewood Way to Marple Locks

    This is a flat and gentle walk along a reclaimed railway line surrounded by woodland and back alongside the Macclesfield Canal.

  10. Wigan Pier to Leigh Bridge

    Starting at the iconic Wigan Pier and taking you through the unique collection of lakes and waterways known as Wigan Flashes and on through the Hey Brook Corridor to delightful Pennington. A canal-side trail rich in natural history and heritage.

  11. Etherow Country Park Woodland and Waterways

    A beautiful and calm woodland walk around mill ponds, rivers and streams with colourful views of the Goyt Valley.

  12. Two Faces of Rivington

    The very popular walking area of Lever Park was laid out by the 1st Lord Leverhulme. The southern loop of this walk, of about 3 miles, offers easy walking along wooded tracks and paths in the park, while the northern loop, about 3.5 miles in length,...

  13. Add Towers and Turrets to your Itinerary

    Towers and Turrets

    Bolton

    The Last Drop Village complex of hotel, restaurant and shops stands high above Bolton on the edge of the hills and makes an excellent starting point for this walk across a scenic golf course, over one bridge of towers and turrets (one of which can...

  14. Hawkshaw and Affetside

    A fairly demanding, but very pleasant walk, taking in lanes and field paths through attractive moorland edge scenery. The northern most part of the route is occasionally closed for military training purposes, so you may wish to ring 01204 882991 to...

  15. Historic Houses, Highest Hill

    Bolton

    This walk takes you from the medieval manor house of Smithills Hall up to the television mast on Winter Hill, which reaches a height of over 1000 feet and is the highest hill in the West Pennine Moors. From these heights there could be views over to...

  16. Peel Tower, Holcombe Moor and Ramsbottom

    This (sometimes strenuous) circular walk gives you everything; spectacular views woodland, riverside rambling and heritage. Have a rest when you reach Peel Tower to catch your breath and admire views across Manchester and the North West. (Please...

  17. Mersey Valley Streford Ees

    Stretford

    An area of open rough grassland with grazing cattle. There are self guided walks from 3 to 5 km following the yellow arrows marked 3.

  18. Add South Pennines - Littleborough & Hollingworth Lake walks to your Itinerary

    South Pennines - Littleborough & Hollingworth Lake walks

    Littleborough, Rochdale

    Choose from a selection of walks around Littleborough and Hollingworth Lake.

  19. Add TransPennine Trail to your Itinerary

    TransPennine Trail

    Carrington, Sale

    Part of European Footpath E8, the Trans Pennine Trail crosses Britain from Southport to Hornsea. A largely traffic free route for walking, cycling and horseriding it enters Trafford it enters Trafford through Dunham and travels North and East leaving

  20. Add Pennine Bridleway to your Itinerary

    Pennine Bridleway

    Wardle, Rochdale

    The Pennine Bridleway is the country's first National Trail for horse riders, mountain bikers, and walkers, and it passes through the rugged Pennine hills near Littleborough.

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