Superlative Walks

Urban trails, each with something very special



This walk starts and ends in Worsley, a small town in the Borough of Salford, almost 6 miles west of Manchester. Worsley was first settled in Roman and Anglo-Saxon times but rapid development took place from the 18th century, based on coal mining, iron works, brick-making and cotton manufacture. The centre of Worsley, around the Bridgewater Canal, is a conservation area with many fine old buildings. The walk also visits Roe Green, another conservation area built around an impressive village green. The route is mostly flat and follows well-made paths and roads, with just a few short muddy stretches in woodland.


Key Facts

Location:Bridgewater Hotel,  Worsley, M28 2PD. OS Grid Ref. 749103
Parking : Pay and Display at rear of Hotel
Distance: 5.24 miles
Time : 2.5 hours (excluding stops)
Map: OS Explorer 277

The Map

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