1. Manchester – Sale Water Park

Stage 1 takes advantage of historic canals, pedestrian pathways and an urban park to trace an ingenious and almost completely traffic-free route from the heart of the city to the green belt of the Mersey Valley.

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Stage 1: Manchester to Sale Water Park (Metrolink)

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| mi | +ft -ft (net: ft)
1 Manchester Town Hall: 53.479389, -2.244902
2 Sale Water Park (Metrolink): 53.428343, -2.290800

Length: 6.7 miles / 10.8 km

Start: Manchester Town Hall (close to several Metrolink stations, train stations and bus stops)

End: Sale Water Park (Metrolink)

Grade: Easy


  • Architecture old and new in Manchester city centre
  • Castlefield: industrial heritage, canals and trendy bars
  • The first of many strolls along  the historic Bridgewater Canal
  • Sporting landmarks at Old Trafford
  • The precious green spaces and pathways of Longford Park, Turn Moss and the Mersey Valley‭
  • A lovely section of the TransPennine Trail alongside Chorlton Brook

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