85 km / 53 miles
The Salford Trail is a continuous walk along permitted footpaths and roads, all within the city of Salford. The paths covered are varied, being through historic heritage areas, along river and canal side, taking in country parks, fields, moss lands, inner city footpaths and former railway tracks known as Loop Lines.
The aim of the trail is mainly to provide a long distance walk of around 40 miles as a means of leisurely exercise, which can be completed in short stints or long distances by the energetic. Throughout the walk, one is never more than a half mile or so from a bus route or a main thoroughfare, although at times it may seem as isolated as any countryside area, free from traffic noise with only the wildlife for company.
The Salford Trail is rich in many things to interest all minds. Most certainly Salford’s Industrial Heritage is second to none, benefiting from being at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. However, all the scars created by the Industrial Revolution have been consigned to the past, while the river and canal side walks have now evolved a rich variety of wildlife.
Salford Quays where the trail starts is worth a visit, with its striking modern architecture, as is the Lowry Centre. The route spans the city limits, threading across to Cadishead.
|Path Type:||Other Paths|
|Attributes:||Easy; Former Railway; River; Canal; Urban; Heritage|
|Start and Finish:||
SJ812967 - Salford Quays, Salford, Gtr Manchester
|Web Sites:||Salford Trail - Home Page|
|Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:|
|OS Explorer:||276, 277|
|OS Explorer Active:||276, 277|
Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:
|Hostel Accommodation:||Manchester YHA, Potato Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester||< 1 Km|
|Hostel Accommodation:||Hilton Chambers, Manchester||1 Km|
|Paths Marked on OS mapping:||Cheshire Ring Canal Walk; Glazebrook Timberland Trail; Irwell Sculpture Trail|
|Other Paths:||Bollin Valley Way; Bolton Rotary Way Footpath; Bridgewater Way; Thirlmere Way|
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|85.3 Km (53.0 miles)
623 m (2,044 ft) ascent
116 m (381 ft) maximum height