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Manchester Weekend Walkers lead public transport walks into fantastic countryside all year round.

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Overview

Catch the tram to Prestwich and walk back to Manchester through woodland and parks, following the route of the canal and the river. Not too demanding as mostly downhill so should be suitable if you're less experienced but dress for the weather and be prepared for muddy paths.

No dogs apart from registered assistance dogs.

Tram-based walk

Leader: Andy B

Ascent: 100 metres

Transport to Walk Start: UPDATED City Centre Trams disrupted on Sat 20th January, check if travelling from the South, you will need to catch a tram from Victoria (final destination Bury) at approximately 10.30. https://tfgm.com/temporary-service-changes

Meet Point:  Meet the group outside Prestwich Metrolink stop ready to start walking at 11.00.

Suggested Ticket: Zones 1-3 Metrolink Single £3.80

Waypoints: Church Inn, Prestwich Clough, Thirteen Arches, MBBC Aqueduct, Agecroft, River Irwell, Peel Park, Middlewood Locks

Walk Start: Prestwich Metrolink stop at 11.00

Return Services: We are walking back to central Manchester

Extra: Toilets at Piccadilly and Victoria stations. No toilets on the tram, at walk start or en route. Optional pub stop near the end, if you continue to the finish at Deansgate train and tram stops.

Saturday, 20 January 2024
Start time:
11:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
11.3km / 7.0mi
Ascent:
100m / 328ft
Type:
linear

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
SD 81317 04112
Nearest postcode:
M25 1BP
what3words:
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Start time:
11:00 am

Meet at the Metrolink stop

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SJ 83450 97525
Nearest postcode:
M1 5WZ
what3words:
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Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking