Walking in Greater Manchester

Walking in Greater Manchester

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  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. Historic Houses, Highest Hill

    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…

  4. 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.

  5. Add Towers and Turrets to your Itinerary

    Towers and Turrets

    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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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,…

  10. 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.

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Add Oldham Way to your Itinerary

    Oldham Way

    Oldham

    The Oldham Way is a 40 mile walk through the beautiful and varied countryside of Oldham borough which winds through the relics of the local industrial heritage, including the route of a steam tramway. Leaflets for the seven sections are available…

  16. Add Rochdale Town Centre - Parks & Gardens walk to your Itinerary

    Rochdale Town Centre - Parks & Gardens walk

    Rochdale

    This 40 minute walk takes you to the finest parks and gardens of Rochdale town centre, and will make you discover their history and the best views. An alternative route can also be followed for a shorter walk.

  17. Add Rochdale Town Centre - Blue Plaque Trail to your Itinerary

    Rochdale Town Centre - Blue Plaque Trail

    Rochdale

    Rochdale Town Centre - Blue Plaque Trail takes you to the location of 20 blue plaques erected up to the end of summer 2013, coupled with information on listed and historic buildings of great interest.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. University of Manchester Interactive Tree Trail

    MANCHESTER

    Enjoy the great outdoors in the heart of Manchester with The University of Manchester’s interactive Tree Trail.

  21. Co-operative Heritage Trails

    In 1844 the Rochdale Pioneers founded the principles of the modern Co-operation and shortly after, several Co-operative Societies were set up across Rochdale borough.

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