The Bridgewater Canal welcomes cyclist of all ages and abilities.
The Bridgewater Canal welcomes cyclist of all ages and abilities, however, please note cycling is only permitted on certain lengths of the canal towpath.
The scenic route is quite flat and so can be enjoyed by cyclists of all abilities to those just starting out to the more advanced cyclists.
The Bridgewater Canal Company welcomes careful and considerate cyclists to the Bridgewater Way shared route. Please ensure you are familiar with the Cycling Code of Practice and respect other people using the Canal towpath.
Please note cycling is only permitted on certain lengths of the Canal towpath which have been updated as part of the Bridgewater Way. These routes can be found in the following places:
Leigh – King Street Bridge at the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to Marsland Green Bridge in Astley
Salford – Old Fold Park in Eccles to Barton Swing Aqueduct
Trafford – Sale to Stretford
Runcorn – Waterloo Bridge to Preston Brook and from Preston Brook to Acton Bridge.
In Trafford, the Bridgewater Way connects to the Trans Pennine Trail which connects the East and West coast of England between Southport and Hornsea. It is 215 miles long and signed along the whole route. To find out more, visit their website www.transpenninetrail.org.uk