Walking in Greater Manchester

Walking in Greater Manchester

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Walking Trails in Manchester

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  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  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. 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.

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. Add Treasure Trails to your Itinerary

    Treasure Trails

    The Manchester Spy Mission Treasure Trail is a must do activity for those looking for things to do in Manchester with family and friends. Can you follow the 1.3 mile self guided Trail around the Castlefield area of Manchester and solve the sneaky…

  17. 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.

  18. Add Towpath guide to your Itinerary

    Towpath guide

    Oldham

    Explore the canal on foot with Huddersfield Narrow Canal Society’s Towpath Guide, published in 2008, the 90 page guide has over 500 full colour photographs and detailed maps covering the length of the canal.
    Photographs guide your journey along the…

  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. Add The Manchester Green Trail Walk 1: Chapel Street Park to Clayton Park to your Itinerary

    The Manchester Green Trail Walk 1: Chapel Street Park to Clayton Park

    Manchester

    A leisurely route connecting urban greenspaces, woodland and a disused canal.

  21. 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.

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