Ramble the length of the canal or take a leisurely waterside stroll – there’s something for everyone.
You can walk all the way from one end of the canal to the other if you like!
The towpath provides a very pleasant walking route with plenty to see along the way such as many architectural features dating back to when the canal was first built including the packet boat steps at Worsley and Stockton Heath which were the canal bus stops when travelling by road was difficult. Discover original humpback canal bridges and turnover bridges where the towpath changes sides, which were necessary to transfer the tow horse from one bank to the other safely.
Walking is a great way to stay healthy and active as well as being completely free to enjoy along the towpath of the Bridgewater Canal. We do ask that you use the facility safely, take your litter home and if you are a dog walker, please keep your dog under control and clean up after your pet.
Towpath Closures and Restrictions
From time to time we may need to close certain sections to maintain the towpath. Please check this page for the latest information.