Walking and Cycling in Greater Manchester


Long Distance / Waymarked Trails and Track

Bollin Valley Way - 25 miles path following the course of the River Bollin. Between Macclesfield Riverside Park and Partington


Etherow Goyt Valley Way - 15mile footpath between Vernon Park in Stockport and the Longdendale Trail in the Peak District near Hadfield.


Etherow Country Park Woodland and Waterways - woodland walk around mill ponds, rivers and streams with colourful views of the Goyt Valley


Middlewood Way to Marple Locks - 8.5 or 10.5 miles - a flat and gentle walk along a reclaimed railway line surrounded by woodland and back alongside the Macclesfield Canal


Ramsbottom, Summerseat and Holcombe - 5.5 miles - circular walk, can be combined with a trip on the restored East Lancashire Steam Railway


Saddleworth Circuit - 4 miles - takes in the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, country lanes, weavers' cottages and Saddleworth Church before returning through the village of Uppermill


Saddleworth Cycle & Horse Riding Trail - 7 miles - Wind your way along the Roman roads and pack horse trails


The South Pennine Water Trail - 5 miles - Hollingworth Lake - Ealees Valley - Littleborough - Rochdale Canal - Clegg Hall - Hollingworth Lake, circular route


Wigan Pier to Appley Bridge -5.5 miles - canal-side trail - Wigan Pier - Scot Lane Ponds - Crooke Village - Otters Croft Woods - Gathurst - Dean Wood and Appley Bridge


Wigan Pier to Arley Hall - 7 miles - canal-side trail rich in natural history and heritage


The Midshires Way - 225 miles - long-distance footpath and bridleway across middle England


Countryside Cycle Guide - PDF download


Rambleon by Ramblerman – for walking festivals and walk / cycle tacks and trails


Cycle Hire in Greater Manchester


Manchester Bikr Hire - 41 Whitworth Street West


The-Bike-Barn - Rifle Road, Sale


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