The Bridgewater Canal offers a unique contrast of scenery ranging from swing bridges and tunnels to historic buildings and hedge lined towpaths.
Throughout its 39 miles the canal provides different views round every corner. Starting at the junction with the Liverpool – Leeds Canal, the canal makes it way past the factories at Leigh and on towards the picturesque Packet House in Worsley. From there, the canal heads towards Manchester and on to the converted Mills at Castlefields.
The industrial surrounds of Trafford Park can be seen along its banks before the canal crosses over the Manchester ship canal via the famous Barton Aqueduct. Once over the aqueduct, the open Cheshire countryside dominates the horizons as the canal heads towards the village of Lymm and towns of Warrington and Runcorn.
The 39 mile long canal offers a variety of scenes as it wonders from Leigh, past its place on origin, Worsley, then on through the heart of Manchester. Taking in Sale, Lymm and Warrington before arriving in Runcorn.
The quality of access to the canal varies along its route. Please contact Mike Webb for more information.